GP Referral Programme begins in South Somerset
Inactive people in and around three South Somerset communities are taking part in new programme led by South Somerset District Council.
The ‘Click into Activity’ project is one of only sixteen nationally to receive investment from Sport England’s Get Healthy, Get Active fund which aims to get inactive people moving.
Intelligent Health are providing the integrated website, app, smartcard platform and training which supports inactive members of the public to become active via referral and support through their GP practices.
Beat the Street Epic in Athens
The municipalities of Marousi, Iraklion and Kallithea, have completed a 6 week Beat the Street programme, from 26 October – 6 December.
Residents played the game to reduce pollution; free up streets from traffic and get active.
Beat The Street was brought to Greece for the first time by Harokopio University of Athens and funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Twenty-two thousand two hundred and thirty three Athenians travelled over 129,000 miles in 6 weeks.
EU Switch Review, Beat the Street praised
Intelligent Health was in Cologne last week for one of the final EU SWITCH consortium meetings where preliminary results of Beat the Street projects in Gdansk and Hounslow were shared, the Toolkit reviewed and finalised and preparations will be made for the final SWITCH conference in Bremen, Germany on 14th April 21016. Twenty-three ‘Follower Cities’ will be invited and the conference will be of interest to anyone seeking new ways to address ways of reducing carbon emissions, enhancing health and innovating in this field.
Physical activity is most important health intervention
Dr William Bird, MBE was the Keynote speaker at the Get physical – be active, stay healthy conference held on Wednesday 9 December 2015 in Oxford. The event explored how to encourage NHS staff and patients to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.
This conference fits with the ‘NHS 5-year Forward View’ which stresses the importance of NHS staff health and wellbeing on improving the health of NHS staff.
Intelligent Health unveils 10 ingredients for successfully building active communities
Intelligent Health, the company that runs a successful walking and cycling initiative called Beat the Street, has unveiled a new drive to improve the health of the nation by building active communities.
The company has relaunched this week with a renewed commitment to reducing inactivity across whole communities. This follows the Government’s consultation on sport.
Beat the Street heads to the United Arab Emirates
Intelligent Health are attending the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health conference in Sharjah and Dubai as part of Innovation Week for the UAE from 21-28 November.
A prototype of Beat the Street is being considered for roll out in the United Arab Emirates.
Natural Health Service – a Call to Action
Dr William Bird, founder of Intelligent Health, is delivering a keynote speech at Northern Ireland environment link’s annual conference on Tuesday 24 November.
The conference takes place at Queen’s University, Belfast and brings together environment and health representatives from public agencies, local authorities and the third sector from across the United Kingdom to explore the health benefits gained from the natural environment. Northern Ireland Environment Link is the national forum and networking body for organisations interested in the environment. NIEL was formally launched in 1990 to complete the UK network: Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link.