Patient Health Promotion


Here is a presentation on opportunistic health promotion and managing obesity by Dr KE Leedham-Green, King’s College London. It is about approaching the sensitive subject of weight with patients. There is also a sheet giving some more detailed information about taking a dietary history.


 Managing obesity

 Taking a dietary history


Physical activity


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have produced guidance on giving brief advice about physical activity to adults in primary care practice. The recommendations include:

  • information about current UK recommendations in relation to physical activity
  • identifying adults who are inactive
  • delivering and following up on brief advice

You can view the guidlines via the link below (opens in a new window)

Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care


Smoking cessation