UK Active 2016 National Summit

UK Active 2016 National Summit

November sees UK Active’s annual National Summit take place in London.

The event, which is the leading political event for the physical activity sector, will take place on the ninth of November at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in Westminster.

The event this year is focused around physical activity, which UK Active claim is the central theme for this year’s event, which follows National Fitness day which took place on September the seventh.

This year’s meeting aims to explore how the sector can support the NHS in delivering its ambition for a healthy and active nation. The day will also aim to ensure that physical activity is at the forefront of achieving the preventative health agenda set in place by the government, a scheme designed to ensure people do all they can physically to avoid developing medical problems as a direct result of a lack of exercise and poor nutrition.

There will be over 500 stakeholders attending the event from the public health sector, as well as clinical commissioning, local authorities and the physical activity sector, each of which share the goal of ensuring more people are active on a more regular basis.

The event is hosted by 11-time Paralympics gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson, whilst Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has also been announced as a guest speaker.

In 2015, MPs Tracey Crouch and Jane Ellison attended the event alongside Andrew Lansley, the former health secretary. Sport England CEO Jennie Price and former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell also featured on a star-studded guest list, when the event was held at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and focused around building an active Britain.

To attend the event, you can book tickets via the UK Active website, or go to test.ukactive.com.

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