Developing the Move More programme

Justin Webb, course leader for Public Health MSc, presented his information pack encouraging cancer survivors to Move More at leading Patients’ forum.

Date: 4 March 2019

Justin Webb, course leader for Public Health MSc at London Metropolitan University, recently presented his Move More information pack, produced in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support, to the Patient Information Forum on 29 January 2019.

With a membership of over 600 stakeholders from across the health sector, the Patient Information Forum’s vision is to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality health information to allow people to make informed decisions.

Move More was published during Justin’s role as Physical Activity Engagement Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support in 2016. The pack aims to encourage cancer survivors to become more physical as part of their recovery. The project won a British Medical Association Patient Information award in 2017.

Justin said: “I was delighted to be invited to present at the Patient Information Forum on behaviour change and health information.

“The session presented the development and evaluation of a print base intervention supported by internet tools to influence physical activity in cancer survivors. The presentation was well received with positive feedback provided from the event organisers and attendees. I hope this will result in future collaboration with the Patient Information Forum and some of the delegates in attendance.”

Justin presented his findings to stakeholders from local authorities, the NHS, national health charities, national governing bodies and private sector health organisations. The findings have been written up and are currently under review for publication in a peer-reviewed journal specialising in Public Health.