Over 15 million people in the UK suffer from one or more long-term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory conditions, stroke, kidney and heart disease.

This represents an estimated cost to the nation in excess of £6 billion.

Evidence shows that exercise is effective in the treatment and management of chronic disease. The NCSEM is conducting and translating research into frontline medical services that will address this increasing burden on the NHS.

Research from our network in this theme