Physical activity resources

The resources, literature and organisations which underpin the ‘Movement for Movement’.


These are all organisations the physical activity team has worked with, has written for, or are members of.

UK Organisations

  • Activity Alliance supports and enables organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active. Their work is centred on research and insight with disabled people as well as engagement with disability and sports organisations.
  • Active Partnerships - There are 43 Active Partnerships across England who work collaboratively with local partners to create the conditions for an active nation, using the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. Get in touch with your local lead and explore how you can work together!
  • The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) has educational courses on sports medicine, musculoskeletal examination and exercise medicine, as well as national conferences on these subjects. Membership also provides free supply of the internationally recognised British Journal of Sport Medicine and provides the grounding for a career in sport, musculoskeletal and exercise medicine, suitable for any GP or allied health professional.
  • The British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES)   produced the evidence behind the UK guidelines on physical activity.
  • The British Journal of Sport Medicine (BJSM) - The leading journal containing articles on sports and exercise medicine. A very useful education section with excellent orthopaedic medicine examination videos, case histories, information on exercise medicine and learning material. It also includes plenty of blogs and podcasts to listen to. 
  • British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is a multidisciplinary society aiming to prevent, improve, manage and treat lifestyle-related conditions. BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases, by advocating treatment of diseases of the 21st century with a realistic approach and by influencing healthcare and health policy. 
  • Exercise Works! The UK and international site for up to date, evidence-based physical activity news via its twitter account. A comprehensive set of Undergraduate resources for the Medical student curriculum are available from the curator of ‘Exercise Works!’ Exercise Works! website.
  • The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM). The governing body of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the UK, who oversees the curriculum for the higher speciality training.
  • The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine: Centre for research, education and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity from three hubs in England
  • Public Health England. PHE exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Their Everybody active, everyday framework for physical activity sets an evidence based approach to getting the nation active, including moving healthcare professionals. Reviews of the evidence for specific conditions and activities are also available on their website.
  • Sport England has a vision that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability to deliver a range of outcomes including physical and mental wellbeing. A key focus of their work is supporting inactive people or those with or at risk of long term conditions to get active by developing collaborations, supporting innovation and providing advocacy and influence across a range of partners. This includes working in partnership with Public Health England on the Moving Health Care Professionals Programme (which includes the Moving Medicine resource), their work with the Richmond Group of Health Charities and investing in targeted interventions that reduce inequalities and improve the evidence base for how to tackle inactivity with specific audiences such as Get Healthy Get Active and Active Ageing. 
  • UK Active exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. 

International organisations