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Leadership in physical activity: is this the currency of change in the student healthcare curriculum?

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  • Contributors ABG and IKR were the main authors and sole providers of work with the report and supplementary information. FM and JB provided editorial review and strategic advice for the editorial content and style.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. ABG and IKR were commissioned and funded by PHE and Sport England.

  • Disclaimer JB is a WHO staff member. Views expressed here are his own.

  • Competing interests ABG is a member of the World Heart Federation, Emerging Leaders Programme; Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Nottingham; Honorary Visiting Professor, Plymouth Marjon University; CEO of Exercise-Works! IKR is a retired trauma and orthopaedic surgeon and past president of RCSEd, Chair of Scottish Government Health and Social Care Physical Activity Delivery Group. FM is an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, and a member of the Swim England Wellbeing Committee. JB is head of WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.

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  • Data sharing statement The PHE executive report and appendices (supplements) are only available electronically from Public Health England, Nick Clarke, Programme Manager—Physical Activity Adult Health and Wellbeing Team, Healthy People Division Public Health England, 2nd Floor, Zone C, Skipton House, 80 London Road, London SE1 6LH. Email:

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