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Physical activity prescription and engaging the entire ‘community of practice’
  1. Jane Thornton
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jane Thornton, Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, London, ON, Canada; jane.s.thomton{at}

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I welcome the letter from Maiorana et al 1 and am delighted to respond. Thank you for your comments regarding our position statement.2 Referral to certified exercise professionals and other qualified healthcare practitioners can be an important tool to assist patients. The effectiveness of referral schemes has not always been demonstrated3–6; therefore, the search to identify the best …

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