Fieldwork to evaluate recommendations for Physical Activity…
…and Active Play among Children and Young People (2008)
The fieldwork was used to test the relevance, utility and implementability of the guidance with professionals in the NHS, Local Authorities, education and other sectors with a direct or indirect role in promoting physical activity, play and sport in children and young people.
The outcomes of this research provided NICE with the following benefits:
Evidence as to whether the NICE draft guidance is implementable and what guidance should be given on the successful implementation of the guidance;
An independent contribution to the Program Development Group’s (PDG) deliberations;
A basis on which to consider amendments to the recommendations;
An input to NICE thinking on how to promote implementation and uptake of the recommendations.
The main stage of the work involved 10 regional workshops with a representative of professionals and association representatives from organisations including Play England, Healthy Schools, and School Sports Partnerships. Thirty telephone interviews were conducted with carers/parent/family support groups and sporting associations and Education and Public Service Providers. An online survey was also carried out on schools for teachers that are involved in promoting physical activity in the school.