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Physical activity and the environment (update): Draft guidance consultation

Last Updated: 9/19/2017

The NICE Physical Activity and the Environment Update Guideline is now out for consultation. The consultation closes on 02 October 2017 at 5pm and the documents can be downloaded from the weblink below:

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2017 European Week of Sport

Last Updated: 9/19/2017

The European Week of Sport takes place between 23rd and 30th September and aims to support and promote the benefits of an active lifestyle. The week is based on a key message to be active, using grassroots initiatives to inspire people to take part in regular activity and create opportunities in people’s everyday lives to be happier and healthier through physical activity. Three themed days will take place: • Saturday 23rd: Outdoors - A focus on the benefits and use of green space to get active. • Sunday 24th: Sports Clubs - Open days and taster sessions to increase participation at local clubs. • Monday 25th - Mindful: A focus on the benefits of physical activity on mental wellbeing. To be part of the week you can register your event and use the promotional material supplied to help promote your event. Read more

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Digital Mapping for healthier and greener communities

Last Updated: 9/5/2017

Ordnance Survey has released a new map feature to enable people to find greenspaces in Britain. The new layer of maps lets users find different places for leisure and recreation across England, Scotland and Wales. The map will help users discover public parks, playing fields, sports facilities, play areas or allotments. This new resource is Britain’s most comprehensive catalogue of accessible places.

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New World Health Organisation Centre for Physical Activity and Health

Last Updated: 7/17/2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the University of Zurich as the new WHO Collaborating centre for Physical Activity and Health. They will support the implementation of the Physical Activity strategy for the WHO European Region 2016-2025. Over the next four years, the centre will seek to promote physical activity beyond the traditional provision of information, placing an emphasis on reaching people through supportive living environments. This includes doctors and health professionals, urban and traffic planning to support the everyday promotion of physical activity.

clinical practice guidelines

NICE Guideline on Physical Activity and the environment (Update)

Last Updated: 7/13/2017

The economic plan, review protocols and search strategies for this NICE guideline have now been published on the project documents web page which can be accessed below. This information is published for transparency, and to enable stakeholders to prepare for consultation on the draft guideline. The consultation on the draft guideline and its supporting evidence is due to start on 21/08/2017.

research

Benefits of green space on health

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

Areas with more accessible green space are associated with better mental and physical health, according to a new POSTnote by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). The POSTnote is a research summary of the physical and mental health benefits of contact with nature. Research into the public health benefits of urban green spaces has focused on three main areas: physical activity, mental health and exposure to nature as a treatment for some conditions. The POSTnote found that there is a link between people’s physical environment and their activity behaviour, with those living closer to a green space being more likely to use it. Those living closest to green areas have also been found to have reduced levels of mortality, obesity and obesity related illness.

community project

‘Pensioner’s playground’ launched at Inverleith Park

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

Grand opening of ‘mature movers’ gym equipment at Inverleith Park

policy consultation

Have your say on the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

Cairngorms National Park Authority are consulting on the key issues to be addressed in the next National Park Partnership Plan 2017-2022.

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NICE Public Health Committee Opportunity

Last Updated: 3/31/2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are looking for specialist and lay members to join the physical activity and the environment public health advisory committee.

funding

Sustrans Grants for Community Infrastructure

Last Updated: 2/15/2016

The Community Links Programme is a grant scheme that provides match funding for the creation of cycling network infrastructure in Scotland for everyday journeys.

projects

Greening the NHS Estate in Scotland

Last Updated: 1/7/2016

In Scotland, the Greening the NHS Estate programme is aiming to influence the mainstreaming of green exercise into health policy and practice.

projects

Stalled Spaces Scotland

Last Updated: 1/7/2016

Projects including an outdoor gym, dog training events, wildflower meadows, fruit growing and a pop up market place, are beginning to spring up across the country thanks to Stalled Spaces Scotland.

Outdoors

Ninewells Garden Room

Last Updated: 8/26/2015

The Ninewells greening project has been set up demonstrate how to create a green, health promoting hospital.

projects

SPAcE

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments (SPAcE) is a project which aims to integrate active transport into public policy across the European Union.

information for the public

MyParkScotland Website Launch

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

Finding a local park is about to get easier thanks to MyParkScotland.

news article

£1.9m confirmed for Climate Action Projects

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

On 2 April 2015, Aileen McLeod MSP announced community groups taking action against the damaging impacts of climate change are to benefit from £1.9 million from the Climate Challenge Fund.

news and communications

Help Find Our Lost Playing Fields

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

The Carnegie UK Trust and Fields in Trust recently launched their new #FieldFinders campaign to find the UK’s lost playing fields in the hopes that you will be able to help.

policy consultation

Architecture and Design Scotland - corporate strategy consultation opportunity

Last Updated: 9/25/2013

ADS would like you to help shape their corporate strategy to ensure that their work is focused on the issues that matter. Create one voice for physical activity in Scotland by sharing your thoughts with PAHA and we can consult with ADS on your behalf.

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