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Morning Plenary 09:30

Conference Overview


Our recent journey has underlined the importance of our individual and collective health. In England, people are living longer but quite often in poorer health. We all know what we eat, our activity habits, and our behaviours all form part of our long-term health. 

Front-line professionals understand more than anyone about the pressures of increasing demand on health and social care services at the same time as tighter budgets. Managing this demand is part of the day-to-day work of health and care professionals across the country.

Poor health can lead to chronic diseases also known as long-term conditions for which there is currently no cure. Across the UK, more than 15 million people live with long-term conditions which are managed by drugs and other treatments. Treatment and ongoing care for people with long-term conditions are estimated to cost £7 in every £10 of total health and social care expenditure. 


As part of the solution, Central and Local Government and their associated partnering organisations have devised and implemented several initiatives that encourage greater movement. In addition, healthcare professionals share resources and integrate physical activity into routine care. But is this enough? Has the time passed why we mitigate and do we need to turn our attention to prevention by redesigning communities, education and inclusivity for all? 

This must-attend conference will clearly articulate current evidence and provide insights on research around these many conditions and how to adopt a preventative health approach in your local areas and communities through the promotion and prescription of physical activity. It will seek to address the current skills gap across healthcare in this regard and provide a blueprint for the future delivery of health and social care.


Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference 2022

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The Royal Society of Medicine, London

June 14th 2022

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"Through strong presentations, deep networking and debate, the Why Sports Conferences provide a real opportunity to change lives"

Why Sports are committed to delivering the best conference experience in a safe and secure environment. Conferences are open to policymakers, professionals, decision-makers, and influencers who have a keen interest in increasing activity across the UK. 

Your delegate ticket includes access to the main plenary, workshops, networking, case study presentations lunch and refreshments. 

Delegates include; Central and local government, National Governing Bodies of Sport, NHS Professionals, Education Sector (HE&FE), Active Partnerships, Community Groups, Charities, and the Private Sector

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We are delighted to be hosting the Why Sports Health and Inactivity 2022 Conference at The Royal Society of Medicine, London. 

Steeped in history, 1 Wimpole Street was built in 1909 as larger premises for the Royal Society of Medicine and was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary in the same year. 

Today, the building plays host to a whole range of events, from meetings and product launches to conferences.


Preserving the grandeur of old whilst embracing modern technology, 1 Wimpole Street has established itself as one of the leading meeting, conference, and event venues in central London. 


With a central London address, 1 Wimpole Street is conveniently located for guests traveling from within London and further afield. Moments from the hustle and bustle of the world-famous Oxford Street, with its bars, restaurants, and shops, delegates have plenty of things to do come post-event!