Monday, September 17, 2012

Healthcare Staff: Mental Health & Exercise / Physical Activity

Dr Andrew Murray from the Scottish Government spoke yesterday at the Mental Health Nursing Forum on the importance of encouraging exercise as a way of significantly improving health outcomes in Scotland. Click HERE to watch an online resource for students/qualified nursing staff. It's really quite powerful. Dr Murray works alongside Sir Harry Burns on this agenda and they are actively trying to influence knowledge, understanding and practice in a bid to get all nurses/healthcare staff to ask patients routinely about their activity levels and prescibing exercise as an effective treatment.