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Somerset Physical Activity Group (SPAG). Irina Holland [email protected] Aims of presentation. Overview of SPAG Strategic drivers for the work Flavour of some of the work Direction of travel . . . Aims of SPAG. To increase levels of physical activity in Somerset

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Somerset Physical Activity Group (SPAG)

Irina Holland

[email protected]


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Aims of presentation

  • Overview of SPAG

  • Strategic drivers for the work

  • Flavour of some of the work

  • Direction of travel . . .


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Aims of SPAG

  • To increase levels of physical activity in Somerset

  • To contribute to the targets identified in the NSFs and other national documents

  • To contribute to local targets to increase activity

    • CHD NSF (Standards 1,3,4 & 12)

    • Older People’s NSF (Standards 5,6 & 8)

    • Mental Health NSF (Standards 1 & 2)

    • Cancer Plan

    • Diabetes NSF (Standard 1)

    • Local Area Agreement


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Somerset Physical Activity Group – who are we?

  • Somerset Primary Care Trust

  • Active Lifestyles Officers in each District Council

  • Adult Learning and Leisure

  • Somerset County Council Smarter Choices Initiative (transport)

  • Take Art

  • Somerset County Council Healthy Workplace Manager

  • Sport England County Sports Partnership (Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership)


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Current levels of activity . . .

  • Dorset and Somerset Lifestyle Survey

  • Sport England Active People Survey


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Local Area Agreement in Somerset

  • Increase the proportion of people achieving 3 or more sessions of moderate activity per week

  • Decrease the proportion of people doing less than 1 session of moderate activity per week


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Initiatives

  • Health Walks

  • Physical Activity Referral Scheme

  • Promotion of Active Transport

  • Active Recreation


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Future direction of travel . . .

  • ‘Active recreation’

  • New guidance from NICE, ‘Physical Activity and the Environment’. Increased work with planning and transport


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Key Messages

  • Partnership working

  • Communication

  • Pooling limited resources

  • Think widely


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