New workshop focusing on planning's role in health and wellbeing

As mentioned in last month's ENews, the 2019-20 Training Workshop Programme for England and Wales has now been finalised and details are currently being circulated. This year's programme sees the introduction of four brand new workshops, one of which will be looking at Supporting Health and Wellbeing through Planning.

The links between good planning, design and placemaking and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for citizens is increasingly being recognised. Recent research by Public Health England points to cost effective interventions in the built and natural environment that can be promoted through planning policy and decision making. Alongside this, the current NHS Healthy New Towns Programme is demonstrating the value of good planning, small but effective design interventions, and the value of partnership working. This workshop draws on current and emerging best practice to assist planning professionals both develop effective policy suites and make better decisions that support health and wellbeing. It will also focus on ensuring that healthcare provision is built into new developments and planned for in partnership with CCGs and other service providers.

Further details for the workshop can be found on our website including a downloadable pdf leaflet. If you would like to book a place(s), you can do so online via the website. Alternatively, provisional bookings can be made to reserve places for a limited time either by telephoning 01204 385678 or online.

As usual, discounts of up to 15% are available via our discounted block booking scheme when booking 2 or more places at the same time (over any number of events in the programme). Further details of the scheme are on the website.