Contact Details: Chris Gregory

Partner Forum


February 29, 2024    
10:45 am - 1:45 pm


Bookings closed


Red Kite Pavilion
Aston Clinton Park London Road, , Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire , HP22 5HL

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The Leap partner forum is a networking and collaboration event taking place three times a year. Note a new day for February’s forum: Thursday 29th (It is a Leap year after all!)

It brings together partners from across physical activity, sport, health, leisure, community development and other sectors and focuses on topics where physical activity and sport can add value.

Each forum is themed around a challenge or topic that affects Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes residents and where physical activity and sport can have a direct impact. This quarter, we will be focusing on people with long term health conditions: what national strategies and policies are out there and what this means for our local partners.


11.00am: Welcome and Introductions. Including acknowledging the Leap year day and the Leap brand has been around for 10 years (Active Partnership for 20yrs).

11.10am: Connecting and forging new partnerships. Networking and ice breaker involving movement.

11.15am: Long Term Health Conditions National Policy & Recommendations with Tom Underwood, NHS Horizons

An overview of the national policy drivers for preventing and reducing the number of people living with a long-term health condition.
What role could increasing the levels of physical activity and movement do in preventing and treating those living with a long-term health condition?
And finally, what are the recommendations that we should consider to help implement change at a local level?

11:30am: The Move Together Pathway Oxfordshire with Richard Claydon

An example of how a pathway from health and social care into community physical activity and movement can support residents to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Move Together has provided support and benefit to more than 2,000 people over the last year. Participants are reporting improvements in their physical and mental health, pain levels, mobility, improvements in confidence and reductions in isolation.

Richard will give an overview of the pathway and its development, the outputs and outcomes for those living with a long-term health condition.



11:55am: An overview of the W:ISH online tool

W:ISH is an AI powered online tool that supports patients with positive lifestyle changes including increasing levels of physical activity and movement.
The tool has been developed by a Buckinghamshire based organisation and was tested in South West London with older adults.  The online tool has the potential to support thousands of people to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle whilst reducing the number of GP visits. 
We will provide time to reflect on the presentation as a table and then pose some questions about the programme.

12:30pm: Table briefings

13:00pm: Leap with us and make a wish

Help us celebrate Leap year day by making a wish for what you’d like to see happen over the next four years (before the next Leap Year day). Your wish will increase the activity levels of residents in Bucks and MK with a particular focus on the four priority groups.

13:10pm: Lunch and networking

Make the most of your day: don’t forget to find out about Buckinghamshire Sport and Physical Activity For All Meeting and Health Instructor Network Event which follow straight after the Partner Forum.



Bookings are closed for this event.