Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

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Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

All healthcare professionals are well-positioned to influence positive lifestyle changes among their patients, and encouraging physical activity is a vital part of helping patients avoid and manage health problems. However, physical activity is not well integrated into undergraduate curricula for medicine and other healthcare professions.

The ‘Embedding Physical Activity’ report and appendices, co-authored by Ann Gates of Exercise Works who gave a keynote address at the Royal College of Chiropractor’s AGM in January 2018, was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) & Sport England (SE) as part of their Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, and is aimed at embedding physical activity into undergraduate curricula. It highlights the initiatives of the Chiropractic Schools and the RCC which are working towards better incorporating physical activity into undergraduate chiropractic training and continuing professional development as part of a wider public health initiative.

2018 AGM Registration now Full

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2018 AGM Registration now Full

Places for the 2018 AGM are now completely full. Please do not attend unless your registration has been confirmed because, unfortunately, the venue will be unable to accommodate you. Members who are not attending but who wish to cast a vote in relation to the formal business of the AGM should do so using the proxy form mailed to all members last year. Please contact us if you need another copy. If you have registered for the event and can no longer attend, please let us know asap so that your place can be released to those on our waiting list.

The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

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The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

Keeping up to date with published research and other information is now much easier for RCC members with the launch of the RCC Discovery Service. Similar to PubMed, but with much wider coverage, this online system allows RCC members to search a huge array of journals, books and databases in one place.

Abstracts can be viewed for any article among the many thousands of indexed publications, but the service also provides access to some 1,200+ full-text publications, including many subscription journals that are of direct interest to chiropractors (an alphabetical list of full-text resources that can be accessed via the RCC Discovery Service is available to view here.)

The RCC Discovery Service is accessed via a secure page on the RCC website, so visit rcc-uk.org, log in with your usual details and click the RCC Discovery Service link. A direct route to the link is also provided here.

Once you have launched the service, you can use the various controls to refine your search, or choose ‘start new search’ to be taken to the main landing page which includes handy links to popular searches.