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08:00 - 09:00 - Registration, refreshments, and networking 

Refreshments served in the Atrium

09:00 - Welcome to the conference 
Yvonne Harrison, Conference Chair, CEO, Women In Football (confirmed)

Introduction to the Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference 

09:10 - More Active People for a Healthier World
Dr Fiona Bull, World Health Organization (confirmed)
  • Global Status Report on Physical Activity

09:30 - Advanced Social Prescribing. Promotion, Collaboration and Innovation
James Sanderson, Director of Community Health Services, NHS England (confirmed) 
  • Social Prescribing in the context of the NHS

  • The National Academy for Social Prescribing

  • International best practices

09:50 - Active Well-being
The speaker is to be confirmed, Sport England (confirmed)
  • The presentation details are to be confirmed 

10:10 -  Physical Activity is the Heart of the System. The Vision to 2030.
Mike Farrar, Chair of ukactive (confirmed)
  • The presentation details are to be confirmed 

10:30 -11:00 - Coffee, Refreshments and Networking

Served in the Atrium

11:00 - Active Travel Social Prescribing 
Martin Key, Head of Strategy, Active Travel England (confirmed)
  • The presentation details are to be confirmed

11:20 - Headline Sponsor Presentation - The Case for a National Free Bike Movement 

Kerry McDonald,  LDP Senior Project Manager, Active Essex

Karen Creavin,  Chief Executive, The Active Wellbeing Society 

Rajinder Singh, Let's Go Southall Head of Transformation, London Borough of Ealing (confirmed)

  • Research and delivery experience 

  • Cycle training for children and young people 

  • Cycling for all cultures and nationalities

  • Removing the cost of cycling 

  • 16,000 free bikes across deprived communities in the UK

11:40 - Case Study Presentation - Active Travel in the World of Development
Neil McAlpine, Director of Transport Planning, LUC (confirmed)
  • How do you educate developers and highway officers on the importance of active travel within developments?

  • The main driver behind active travel for developers—the carrot-and-stick approach.

  • Economic advantages of embedding active travel into development proposals.

  • Practical examples from two significant masterplans: one private sector-led and one public sector led

12:00 - Case Study Presentation 
Michael Hoenigmann, Managing Director, Jupiter Play and Leisure (confirmed)
  • The presentation details are to be confirmed 

12:30 - 13:15 - Workshop Presentation - Creating a Movement for Health: Enabling People with Health Conditions to be Active  (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
Michelle Roberts, Physical Activity & Health Programme Manager, Richmond Group of Charities (confirmed)
Neil Gibson, Senior Physical Activity Advisor, Diabetes UK​ (confirmed)
  • What we know about people with long-term health conditions getting active
  • Working together to create change
  • Diabetes UK case study
12:30 - 13:15 - Workshop Presentation - How the Active Practice Charter is Helping Primary Care Get Moving (Naim Dangoor Auditorium)
Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi, MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, RCGP Lifestyle and Physical Activity Champion, Royal College of General Practitioners (confirmed)
  • Why we are here

  • Inspiring active practices

  • We need you

12:30 - 13:15 - Workshop Presentation - Workplace Health - How can we help people be healthier in the workplace? (Seminar Suite)
Paul Blythin, Operations Manager, Active Lancashire (confirmed)
Beth kay, Operations Manager, Active Lancashire (confirmed)
  • Our Workplace Health Journey in Lancashire

  • What we've learnt about engaging with businesses

  • Working with wider stakeholders - Integrated Care Systems, Local Authorities, VCFSE and project partners

  • Future development plans to make workplace health a priority in Lancashire

13:15 - 14:15 - Lunch, Refreshments, and Networking (Served in the Atrium)

Served in the Atrium

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - How Leisure is Pivoting to Health to Support its Wider Communities (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
Andy King, CEO of GM Active and Your Trust (confirmed)
  • The presentation topics are to be confirmed 

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - Developing Green Infrastructure and Enhancing England's Green Spaces (Naim Dangoor)
  • The presentation partner is to be confirmed 

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - Streets for a Healthy Life  (Seminar Suite)
Jon Sandford, Senior Manager, Master Development and Design Team, Homes England (confirmed)
  • A toolkit to guide design 

  • What good residential streets look like and how they function

  • Spaces for people to socialise and play, better public health, biodiversity and reduced carbon emissions

15:00 - The 20-Minute Neighbourhood 
Julia Thrift, Director, Healthier Place-making, Town and Country Planning Association (confirmed)
  • Creating places where people's daily needs can be met

15:20 - Resilience is in our Nature
Dom Higgins, Head of Health and Education, The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (confirmed)
  • Our life support system - the critical need for biodiversity for healthy lives and tackling the climate crisis

  • Next-door-nature. The importance of nature on our doorsteps

  • A natural health service. What nature prescribing can do for our struggling health system.

15:40 Sport and Active Campus at the University of East London
Peter Owens BSc (Hons) MLD, CMLI, FRSA, Director, Colour UDL (confirmed)
Hilary Lissenden, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, Sport and Active Campus, the University of East London (confirmed)
  • Learning from the Loughborough experience 

  • Design codes to embed activity in the planning of new places

16:00 - Presentation Title To Be Confirmed.
Chris Martin, Director, Team Kinetic (confirmed)
  • The presentation details are to be confirmed

16:20 - Questions and Answers

An opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts.

16:40 - Conference Close 

Thank you for joining us today, see you again soon! 

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