UK Physical Activity Guidelines update
Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:32
Over the next twelve months, the current UK Physical Activity Guidelines will be updated based on the latest evidence. Applications are open for places on Expert Working Groups across the four age ranges of the guidelines; under 5s, children and young people, adults, older adults and for the first time, sedentary behaviour.
Each group will produce a technical report with recommendations to the UK Chief Medical Officers for physical activity guidelines for their age ranges. If the recommendations are accepted, the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines Writing Group will produce the final report with recommendations for updated evidence-informed guidelines.
The process will be completed in three phases:
- Phase 1: Construction of the expert working groups and appointment of international experts, which will perform systematic reviews, a national consultation on the current guidelines and their implementation resulting in the production of working group papers.
- Phase 2: A Scientific Consensus Meeting attended by the expert working groups, academics, stakeholders and communication and design experts to discuss and review the papers.
- Phase 3: National Consultation of the updated guidelines, final technical report by the expert working groups and the production of the final physical activity guidelines report.
Expert working groups
Applications are open to be members of the Expert Working Groups. The role will require you to review the most recent published evidence across the selected age group, communicate your conclusions on this evidence and make written contributions to a series of reports during the project.
A National Consultation on the current physical activity guidelines, looking for any new scientific publications or studies relevant to each group, the communication and dissemination of the guidelines and how to maximise their impact with professionals across a variety of sectors, media and the public.