Policy and practice

The government's green paper published in July 2019 Advancing our Health: prevention in the 2020s sets out the government’s strategy for putting health prevention and digitally-enabled services at the heart of healthcare. This is our response. In this briefing document Enabling better health for all: the role for digital technologies to help people move more and stay healthier for longer we:

  • Outline the central role played by physical activity in primary prevention of a wide range of chronic health conditions and as a tool for achieving the government’s objective of ‘better health for all’.
  • Demonstrate some of the ways in which technology can successfully support physical activity.
  • Identify the features and characteristics that make interventions effective and provide guidance for commissioners, service providers, clinicians and social prescribing link-workers.