Public Health eNews

August 2014

Sports and Physical Activity Commissioning project

Hertfordshire County Council is working with the Culture and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) and Sport England on a Sports and Physical Activity Commissioning project that will run until December 2015.

Part of a national programme, the project will work with key district and health stakeholders in order to develop and commission a countywide exercise on referral scheme that builds on current good practice and achieves demonstrable positive health and wellbeing outcomes for residents in Hertfordshire.

It will identify local need and build relationships with commissioners in order to ensure that services are targeted to deliver priority outcomes.

Hertfordshire is a large authority and the project aims to improve the commissioning of sport and physical activity through increased engagement with partners:

Hertfordshire County Council Public Health

  • increasing investment with districts
  • achieving mutually desirable and demonstrable outcomes for Hertfordshire residents

Clinical commissioning groups and primary care practitioners

  • increased efficiencies through preventative approaches
  • enhanced reputation by prescribing non-pharmaceutical remedies
  • tackling isolation and inactivity in key target groups

District councils

  • Co-production of a model of delivery with commissioned providers

Leisure providers and the county sports partnership also have a role to play.

Look out for further information in future newsletters and details of a stakeholder event that will take place in the autumn.

For further information, please contact project lead 

Stop press!

Sports and Physical activity conference
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Fielder Centre, Hatfied Business Park

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