2 Who should take action?

2 Who should take action?


The guideline is for primary care practitioners and policy makers, commissioners and other practitioners with physical activity as part of their remit working in local authorities and the NHS.

In addition, it will be of relevance to providers of exercise referral schemes (including local authority leisure services), organisations that provide exercise qualifications and accreditation and members of the public.

Who should do what at a glance

Who should take action



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Public Health England


Policy makers

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Primary care practitioners

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  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)