Part of the Abbey group, the UK's number one fitness equipment retailer, Fitness Forever is your home to purchase a wide range of fitness equipment, including treadmills, upright and recumbent bike, steppers, rowers and the most popular product, elliptical crosstrainers, all at the most competitive prices.

Abbey Live Well Advice is here to help you make a healthier happier future for yourself and your family.

In England over 61% of adults are overweight or obese, at Abbey Live Well Advice; we want to reduce this dramatically.

We focus on the family, not the individual and could change your bad habits for life.

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Buy Now Pay Later is available on all products on the Fitness Forever website.  To order any product on finance simply:
1) Go to the product page and click the "Add To Basket" button. 
2) Once you have finished shopping, click on the "View cart" button, review your cart and click on the "order" button. 
3) Within the shopping basket, select "On credit" as the payment method. 
4) Continue by clicking the"Step 2" button. Follow the on-screen prompts for your online decision.

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We stock brand named equipment including Life Fitness, Tunturi, Vision Fitness, Bremshey, Trimline, Horizon Fitness and Pro Action at the lowest prices.  We have a team of people going through the internet everyday to search for the lowest prices, they always end up at Fitness Forever.

 

 

A guide to talking to you the patient

Talking to patients is a fundamental part of medicine, and how good we are at doing just that influences all aspects of our job, from satisfying patients to running to time to improving efficiency and accuracy to reducing stress. And that’s just for starters…

 What does the diet guide contain?

  • Consultation Models – Presented in order of value rather than historical order.
  • Health Behaviour Models – Models that help us understand how and why patients behave the way they do.
  • Health Psychology – Other models, concepts and ideas that are related to psychology.
  • Ethics – Not just an ethical framework, but concepts such as the theory of utility and it’s relevance to the new contract etc. This section will expand.
  • Other issues – Topics for debate and interest. Includes medicalisation etc.
  • Webguide – Clickable links to a whole variety of webpages.
  • Reading list
  • Handouts – A4 sized coloured handouts of practically all models and concepts currently used.
  • The Consultation Sieve – A unique tool for MRCGP and also analysing consultations.

 

How is it different than other guides?

  • Firstly it is non-commercial. The guide does quote models and work that are copyrighted and full references for further reading are given.
  • It is up-to-date. Many guides still quote the 1983 version of Pendleton et al’s ‘Tasks’, or the 6 point version of Helman’s Folk Model. As the authors update their works, so will the guide.
  • All models have been redone from original sources where these sources exist. For some models, e.g. Health Belief Model, a wide variety of sources have been accessed, with minor alterations and variants noted in the ‘In More Depth’ section.
  • Registrars not only get the model presented to them, like internet sites and hot topics books, but they also have the models explained – how to use them, when to use them, what advantages they offer etc and often a debate on any other important points.
  • Models are separated into categories to improve readability and allows the doctor to search for exactly what their needs are. The categories of Health Behaviour Models and Health Psychology are expanded significantly, and whole new areas are added, such as Ethics and Important Issues (Medicalisation, Information Sharing etc)
  • The guide works on three levels – a 1-2 line overview (‘In A Nutshell…’), the basic model (‘The Basics’) and a more in-depth discussion (‘In More Depth’) although in some cases copyright prevents too much discussion here.