Place shaping to create health and wellbeing
Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting co-hosted by Gateshead Primary Care Trust
Thursday 29th March 2012
Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle

The purpose of this event is to explore how the places we live in impact on health and wellbeing, taking into account the powers and functions of local Councils and their responsibilities for public health, and ways of gathering evidence more systematically to support the development of healthy places. Registration is from 9:00-9:30am finishing with lunch from 1:00pm.   This meeting reflects the imperative of, and opportunity presented by, closer working between local government and NHS staff, under the umbrella of Health & Wellbeing Boards.

Prof David Hunter, Deputy Director Fuse will chair the event with Alyson Learmonth, Director of Public Health for Gateshead PCT. Confirmed speakers at the event include:

  • Professor Sarah Curtis, Professor of Health and Risk, Dept of Geography, Durham University
  • Dr David Chappel, Consultant in Public Health, Gateshead PCT
  • Mr Paul Dowling, Group Director, Development & Enterprise, Gateshead Council
  • Mr Martin Gannon, Deputy Leader for Gateshead Council
  • Ms Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive, National Energy Action
  • Mr Mike White, Senior R&D Fellow in Arts and Health, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University

The programme will be available on the Fuse website soon.

Who should attend? This QRM is intended for a broad audience across any local government function which contributes to environmental change that supports health and wellbeing, practitioners from health and the third sector interested in a coordinated approach in this field, and academic researchers.

Registration: To sign up for this event please register here.  Places are limited and once maximum capacity is reached registration will close. If you would like to display a poster presenting research on the topic please contact us.


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