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The Chief Medical Officer of the FIA, Dr John Searle, spoke at the Annual Congress of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, in Liverpool on October 15. His subject was 'Fitness as a routine part of health care - pie in the sky or exciting possibility?' He summarised the present epidemic of diseases which result from a sedentary life style together with the ways in which exercise can promote health and reduce these risks. He stressed the importance of partnerships with health professionals including physiotherapists and looked forward to the day when a fitness professional would be part of every GP team in the country. The talk was well received and many questions came from the audience.