Four years ago NHS England launched its Healthy New Towns project to explore how new places could be designed so that they support a healthier lifestyles and provide new types of health care services that address modern health challenges.

Ten places in England were selected to be 'demonstrator sites', each early in the process of planning and building a large number of new homes and facilities.

The Healthy New Towns programme provided opportunities and expertise to unite planning, public health, the NHS, developers and local communities to plan and build healthier places. 

A lot was learned from these sites, with lessons captured and written up in an upcoming practical guide, 'Putting Health into Place', written by the TCPA, the King's Fund, the Young Foundation, NHS England and Public Health England. A short leaflet is available here now.

This seminar will explore some of the many insights learned through the Healthy New Towns project and hear from people directly involved. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to create a place that will help people live healthier lives, reduce health inequalities, and provide health care that is designed to meet today's needs. It will provide useful insights for councillors, council chief officers, planners, health care providers, public health officers, community groups, developers, housing providers, land-owners - and anyone interested in creating healthier new places.


12.30   Registration

A light lunch will be available.

13.00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

            Julia Thrift, Projects Director, TCPA

Session 1: Principles for healthy new places

13.05   An overview of the Healthy New Towns programme

            Laura Wilkes, Senior Strategy Manager, NHS England

13.25   How, and why, health care provision is changing - lessons learned from working with the Healthy New Towns

            Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, The King’s Fund

13.40   Funding and delivering new health care buildings

            Speaker tbc

14.00   Q&A

14.15   Coffee break

Session 2: Lessons from the Healthy New Towns

14.40   Creating and sustaining strong communities for healthy new towns

            Radhika Bynon, Director of Programmes, The Young Foundation

15:00   How to ensure new developments benefit existing communities

            Jenny Barker, Bicester Delivery Manager, Cherwell District Council

15.30   From traditional hospital to 21st century wellbeing campus

            Lucy Gardner, Director of Transformation at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16:00   Q&A

16.10   Closing remarks from the Chair

16.15   Seminar ends

Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) members.

Check here if you qualify for the TCPA Member rate.

This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

Please note that it is not necessary to be registered on the site in order to complete your booking. Just enter your name and email address when completing the purchase to become registered automatically.

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