After a long 18 months, Why Sports are proud to announce the date for the much anticipated Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference!
High calibre speakers from leading organisations across the UK and Europe will provide innovative and detailed presentations on their ambitions to build community resilience, better health and the need to improve the design of where we live, work and play.
Why is this conference needed?
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 behaviors 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.
The quality of the presentations and attendees was the best I've seen. A genuine chance to share ideas and understand different approaches from across the sector. It allows us to learn from each other and realise how much we all have in common.“
Poor health can lead to chronic diseases also known as long-term conditions for which there is currently no cure. Across the UK, in excess of 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 to mitigate? Do we now need to turn our attention to prevention by redesigning communities, providing lifelong education and providing attainable pathways that provide inclusive activity for all?
A wonderfully organised and managed conference. I gained a great deal from it and enjoyed my time with the rest of those who attended.“
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.
High-level speakers from Central and Local Government.
Leading agencies and their departments share their expert knowledge, their latest strategies and policy evolution.
Engage with up to 300 senior decision-makers and influencers.
Cross-sector networking and business development opportunities.
Pick the brains of solution providers and industry leaders.
Dedicated public and private sector Masterclass presentations.
Detailed best practice case study presentations.
Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference
The Royal Society of Medicine, London
June 14th 2022