NICE issue new guidance on individual behaviour change

This guidance makes recommendations on individual-level behaviour change interventions aimed at changing the behaviours that can damage people’s health. It includes a range of approaches for people aged 16 and over, from single interventions delivered as the opportunity arises to planned, high intensity interventions that may take place over a number of sessions. The guidance…

FaME (PSI) and Parkinsons Disease – Evidence

Vicki Goodwin and colleagues adapted the FaME exercises for their pragmatic randomised controlled trial looking at falls prevention in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). You can view the paper here. Methods: Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community…

EfS Audit – County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – Great results!

The Health Improvement Service at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have just published their evaluation of the Exercise after Stroke Service delivered in a community venue during 2012-1013. The primary aim of the 12 week programme was to provide safe, effective, evidence based physical activity sessions to ambulatory stroke survivors who had completed…

Age UK publish EXPERT SERIES on Falls Prevention – for commissioners and policy makers

Document Title: Falls Prevention Exercise – following the evidence Document Purpose: To explain the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls. Target Audience: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health professionals, commissioners of care services, health and care service providers,…

Positive EfS Service Evaluation – Wiltshire

Wiltshire’s Exercise after Stroke (EAS) Programme is funded by Public Health and was launched in September 2012. There are currently 9 starter classes and 4 maintenance groups across Wiltshire (May 2013). Over the past 6 months the existing Marlborough class has been transitioned into the new ‘starter’ format and 3 new locations for additional classes…

Calling LLT graduates for thoughts on CPD programmes

LLT’s CPD Programmes As part of our commitment to keep you current and updated with the latest research and implementation/best practice guidelines, we have two new CPD’s that ‘we feel’ would be beneficial but we really need ‘your’ feedback and interest to know if its what you would like to see. Please express your interest…

Improving later life: Understanding the Oldest Old – AgeUK – free download

Dawn Skelton has been working closely with AgeUK for some years on falls awareness campaigns and exercise booklets, but recently, Age UK have pulled together experts to summarise what’s known in their area of research about this ‘4th generation’ and set out their advice. These summaries have been collated into a readable, informative book, aimed…