User:Ann Gates

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Name[edit | edit source]

Ann Bernadette Gates.

About Me
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I consider myself to be a Mum (first and foremost), a health care leader, clinical pharmacist, and exercise educationalist. I started my career as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS but quickly became interested in leadership and service planning, and my last NHS position was as an NHS Director of Strategic Planning in a mental health trust. I was also Head of Health Strategy, for Trent Strategic Health Authority, UK.

My clinical pharmacy and NHS Director skills cover: cardiovascular disease, cancer (Macmillan Unit Pharmacist for 4 years), falls prevention, osteoporosis, stroke care, mental health, surgery and anaesthetics, service transformation, medicines management, commissioning, strategy, service planning and patient focused care. I have been a GP Practice Pharmacist, a Prescribing Advisor and Head of Medicines Management for a large UK Primary Care Trust (PCT), and an Assistant Director of Modernisation for a PCT.

My exercise and physical activity practice and research interests (which started in 2010), include working with: The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd), The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme, Public Health England, The University of Nottingham Physiotherapy department (teaching undergraduates, and MSc students) Coventry University undergraduate physiotherapist teaching, Glasgow Medical School undergraduate medical school teaching on physical activity and health, and a variety of design and planning organisations such as The Design Council and Ash Sakula Architects  . I'm a Register of Exercise Professionals instructor: Personal Trainer, Exercise Referral Instructor (Level 3) and a BACPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor (Level 4 2012-2018) and a British Nordic Walking Instructor.

I have also worked with Dr Mike Evans of "23 1/2 hours" fame: where we translated and spread a viral video in Arabic.

I am also an experienced speaker, presenter (example), author, researcher social media passionista (@exerciseworks), and blogger. I have been an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) since 2015. You can listen to my Physio Matters podcast here and my BJSM podcast with Mr Ian Ritchie (Past President of the RCSEd) here.

I live in the UK, but/and have a global outlook on all my interests. My main interests reside in improving on the social determinants of health, and promoting health in low and middle income countries. I enjoy walking, running, scuba, windsurfing, gardening and sailing. Our son is a NHS physiotherapist, and most of my extended family/friends, all work for the NHS! I am passionate about exercise prescription in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and ill health, and established my company, Exercise Works in 2011. 

Here is more about me and the work I do. My most proud "work moment", was having our exercise medicine resources accessed across over 450 departments of undergraduate schools of health and medicine and endorsed for use by The Council of Deans of Health UK.

I love spinach, seafood, sushi, organic food and fine wine. And in an ideal world, when I'm not working, or in Mum mode, I would windsurf, everyday! (In warm, sunny waters, with amazing breezes).

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours Degree 2:1 Nottingham University 1979-1982
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 1983 Registration number 76158
  • Personal Trainer Diploma (NVQ Level 3), Advanced Instructor 2010 Registration number R0067317
  • Exercise Referral Certificate 2010
  • Council Board Member, Register of Exercise Professionals November 2010-
  • Professional Member American College of Sports Medicine 682022 2010-
  • INWA/ British Nordic Walking Instructor January 2011-2016
  • British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation, Exercise Instructor Level 4, December 2012-2018

Professional Affiliations
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Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 1983 Registration number 76158

Associate Member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).

Member of the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Exercise Instructors (Level 4).

Professional Appointments
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Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals Council Member 2010-

Member of The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme 2014-

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Patient Exercise Sheets
Ann Gates

ISBN: 1121850928
Copyright year: 2013
Welcome to the Online Learning Centre for

How to Give Exercise Advice to Every Patient at Every Opportunity - A Handbook for Every Professional. BOE Medical Publishers.2013.

Training tomorrow's doctors, in exercise medicine, for tomorrow's patients
Ann B Gates
Br J Sports Med bjsports-2014-094442Published Online First: 1 January 2015 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094442

Making every contact count for physical activity—for tomorrow's patients: the launch of the interdisciplinary, undergraduate, resources on exercise medicine and health in the UK
Ann B Gates
Br J Sports Med bjsports-2015-095489Published Online First: 19 October 2015 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095489

Exercise medicine in the training of future health care professionals: for tomorrow’s patients. Ann Gates and Professor Patrick Callaghan. 2016.

The Sport and Exercise Scientist ■ Issue 47 ■ Spring 2016 ■

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Contact Details[edit | edit source]

Email: [email protected]




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