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The North West Health and Physical Activity Forum

Annual Conference 2009

Move More for Less

Thursday 5th November 2009, 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

 

The NWHPAF annual conference for 2009 was entitled Move More for Less.  The conference focus for this year was making things happen on a budget, getting more mileage for your money and surviving the economic downturn.  Another key strand was how to harness new technologies and social networking sites, and the opportunities for physical activity offered by active video gaming.  

Throughout the day there were keynote sessions and workshops exploring the following themes and issues:

·How to add value and do things for little or no cost

·How to break down barriers and work more effectively with target groups for more effective engagement

·Best use of resources and developing staff and volunteer skills

·How to utilise new and free / low cost ideas and trends such as digital and social marketing sites (for example Twitter, Facebook, blogging and viral video)

·The development of active video gaming (for example the Nitendo Wii, and the dancemat)

There was a technology area available for delegates try out some of the websites and games consoles currently making an impact.

Nathan Smith is MD of Smith and Smith PR in Manchester and has delivered social media training to many well known organizations.  Nathan gave a snapshot of what social media is; how it works; and how it can help organisations raise awareness about their aims and activities.  Using practical real-life examples from organisations successfully using social media, Nathan outlined the do’s and don’ts of the genre, with practical tips on how to engage with it successfully and use it to maximum effect. Nathan will explain how these tools can work for you and how to take the first steps to confidently embrace social media and try it out.

 

For copies of the keynote presentation slides please see below.

 

 

 

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Welcome from Ian Beattie, Chair of the NWHPAF


Download: Welcome from Ian Beattie, Chair of the NWHPAF (4298Kb PDF)
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The Economic Impact of Inactivity - Nick Cavill, Cavill Associates

Sedentary lifestyles put an enormous burden on the NHS and wider society. But how can we use this information to advocate for increased funding for physical activity, and to commission more cost-effective interventions? The keynote presentation by Nick Cavill, Cavil Associates, outlined the costs of inactivity in the UK, and outlined how to use economic evidence to make the case for more focused investment. This included the existing Health Economic Appraisal Tool (HEAT) for cycling and the forthcoming HEAT for walking.
Download: The Economic Impact of Inactivity - Nick Cavill, Cavill Associates (15249Kb PDF)
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LEAN but not MEAN - doing more for less - Chris McKellen, Manufacturing Awareness Ltd

Chris Mckellen is a business strategy awareness consultant who has been involved with healthcare and his presentation focused on saving money and business efficiency. Chris outlined briefly the principles of lean thinking – giving examples of eliminating non value added operations in a variety of organisations. He explained how the techniques help in times of ‘doing more with less’ and how empowerment with responsibility can help any organisation optimise its resources.
Download: LEAN but not MEAN - doing more for less - Chris McKellen, Manufacturing Awareness Ltd (3141Kb PDF)
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Lets Get Physical - Mike Farrar, Chief Executive, NHS Northwest and National Tsar for Sport and Physical Activity

Mike Farrar was appointed as Chief Executive of NHS North West, the Strategic Health Authority for the North West of England in May 2006. He is also a Board member of Sport England, having served for 14 months as its interim Chair in 2007-2009. In August 2009 Mike was appointed as the National Tsar for Sport and Health. Delegates at the conference heard the National and Regional perspective on physical activity, and the contribution sport can make to the physical activity agenda. There was also the opportunity for delegates to question Mike.
Download: Lets Get Physical - Mike Farrar, Chief Executive, NHS Northwest and National Tsar for Sport and Physical Activity (6839Kb PDF)
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Close - Ian Beattie, Chair, NWHPAF


Download: Close - Ian Beattie, Chair, NWHPAF (2184Kb PDF)