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Commissioning for health and well-being.
Pedal Back the Years - Stroll Back the Years - Saddlebags and Secateurs October 2006 Update
Brief description e.g. Purpose – method – scope – scale; completed, in progress or under development All 3 aspects of project in progress, aiming to increase participation in physical activity through supported cycling, walking and practical conservation events. 2000 participants and 100 volunteers recruited in 4 years across Cornwall. Support from project and partner staff to initiate new events in towns/Districts, encouraging local volunteers to take over and run events with decreasing levels of staff input. How are other organisations and/or partnerships involved and what are they contributing ? Names of organisations/departments; time, funding, staff, expertise, premises, governance, leadership, administration… All District Councils and County Council: Use of facilities, funding inputs, Officer support with training and events, promotion. Cornwall PCTs: hosting, funding, office space and admin support, promotion Local business (cycle hirers): discount for cycle hiring, expertise, promotion. JobCentre plus: promotion, contacts with client groups, Sustrans: funding, promotion, expertise, staff time Rural Transport Partnerships: funding Please cite or attach any evidence you have of the impact on  patients’ health and/or experiences See NIACE evaluation February 2005 and Camborne Business School evaluation. Considerable numbers of extra participants since these reports.  health inequalities As above  primary care practice Involvement of volunteer walk and cycle leaders, and Project Officer at Health Screening in GP practice.  other NHS services Links with mental health teams, promotion through specialist clinics: Cardiac rehab, COPD, Diabetes clinics.  local authority services Strong links/referrals through Leisure services, Rights of Way teams, Social Services Numerical impact data especially welcome if available Please see old data from evaluation. Figures can roughly be doubled for current position. New evaluation on effectiveness of Interventions being conducted by Lindley Owen, University of West of England. Any other benefits ? Health and social benefits as well as impacts on local business and employment possibilities.

What support from your PCT or elsewhere is critical to success of this initiative? Overall hosting and provision of premises/support network is vital for day to day operation as well as a degree of credibility to the general public and health professionals alike.

Learning from practice is an initiative of NHS Networks supported by the Department of Health, the NHS Integrated Service Improvement Programme and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

Data or analysis of populations, activity, needs, managing relationships, co-ordination, brokering between services, infrastructure….. Please see evaluations Problems or obstacles to progress – and suggested solutions What is stopping you ? How can the block be removed or circumvented ? Funding and a move to mainstream provision beyond pilot scheme. Other comments Including any lessons learned in the development and implementation of the initiative. Crucial support of varied partners and funding approaches.

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