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By GreaterSport | 26 February 2019 | TAGS: GM Moving

GM Moving Update

March 2019


The work to implement GM Moving and embed physical activity across the system in Greater Manchester is continuing at pace across all of the 12 priority areas. A current picture and some key highlights from the past few months are outlined below.

Priority Update Lead Contact
1.Policy and Strategic Architecture Good Employment Charter engagement resulted in physical activity/GM Moving embedded. GM Spatial Framework engagement resulted in inclusion in draft. Now feeding back to consultation phase. Whole System Elected Member training pilot planned in Tameside and Oldham

Social Value introduced to commissioning process.

Speaking engagements at LGA (Made to Move), GM Age Friendly Conference, Elevate Conference, Sport England Spatial Planning event, Head Teachers Alliance, Dementia and MCI Conference, filmed for Mayfield Park showcased for MIPIM

Hayley Lever, John Brady Sara Tomkins

Hayley Lever, Sara Tomkins, Justine Blomeley, LA CEO’s

2.Across the Life Course Local Delivery Pilot implementation phase across GM, at locality and neighbourhood spatial levels. 2019/20 plans due for submission on 18 March (Link to Local Pilot Update.)   Daily Mile City Region one year anniversary in March. Celebration event in October showcased schools, nurseries and workplace Daily Mile.  GM Walking implementation underway with two leads in post, network of over 70 established  (link to slides)

Engagement with GM Social Prescribing approach through PCCA and LCO leads

Strategic engagement with parkrun and plans shaping for partnership to include targeted development of new parkrun/junior parkrun, prison parkruns, parkrun practices, inclusive parkrun, 5kyourway Cancer initiative.

GM Partnership established with Jo Cox Foundation for More in Common and Great Get Together (Link to slides)

Hayley Lever, Jane Gardiner, Implementation Group, Local Leads. GreaterSport team

Beth Sutcliffe, Louise Robbins

Hayley Lever

Matt Stocks

Hayley Lever

3.Start Well Physical literacy recommendations to School Readiness Board accepted following data, evidence and insight review and 70 people input to engagement phase. Currently working up full proposals and budget (Link to slides) Francesca Speakman (GreaterSport)
4.Develop Well Head Teachers’ Alliance leading programme of work across schools. Daily Mile (Schools) - 424 primary schools (48%)

GM Mental Health Rapid Pilot phase 2 underway with activity embedded throughout.

Francesca Speakman, Head Teachers’ Alliance (Lisa Fathers, Neville Beischer) Daily Mile Co ordinator appointed (Matt Domville, Lauren Whalley) Lisa Fathers, Sandeep Ranote.
5.Live Well GM Active leading work to improve exercise referral following Behavioural Insights report. Pre & posthab for Cancer launch in April Engagement with GM Cancer to embed physical activity across prehab, cancer treatment and recovery.

Physical activity embedded in Good Employment Charter, with workplace engagement offer from GreaterSport and partners for implementation phase. (Link to slides)

Engaged with GM Children’s Mental health to embed physical activity in Thrive model across GM.

Hosted the first GM Open Data Day. Five key initiatives have evolved from this; GM Active committed to opening their data, Wigan pilot measuring formal activity, Manchester Active Pilot on opening data to enhance social prescribing, Sport England forming a relationship with Tech Manchester and Man City developing a health and wellbeing pilot via their data scientists. (Link to Slides)


Pete Burt (GM Active) Pete Burt (GM Active), GM Cancer John Moore, Zoe Merchant, Rachel Allen (GM Cancer)

Hayley Lever, John Brady (GreaterSport)

Angela Daniel, Lisa Fathers.

6.Age Well Delivery phase of GM Active Ageing investment underway across GM and in 8 localities. (Active Aging Slides)Engagement with GM Dementia following Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment Conference (Link to blog) Beth Mitchell (GreaterSport) Beth Mitchell
7.Place Submission to Spatial Framework and engagement in consultation phase (walking, cycling, Active Design) Sara Tomkins
8.Economic Growth Engagement through GMCA in Prosperity Review and Local Industrial Strategy (need to determine next steps in engagement) GM Moving Exec – lead tbc
9.Workforce Workforce plans in development phase for local pilot looking to focus on; training and development opportunities, system change support to localities, (link to slides) workforce insight and sector leads Leading GM Moving Annual Workforce calendar about to go live, GM Moving conference May 3. Roll out of enhanced Public Health England Clinical Champions programme including Moving Medicine planned from April 2019

Appointment of clinical/sector leads underway through LCO’s, Primary Care, AHP networks plus other sectors including mental health and health and work

Sharing learning and embedding GM Moving Principles and Pointers for Leadership Practice within wider GM Workforce Development and Organisational Development Plans (New Way slides)

Jane Gardiner, Nick Lowden (GreaterSport) Jane Gardiner, Kate Ahmadi Khattir (Sport England)

Kate Ahmadi Khattir

Hayley Lever, Nick Lowden (GM OD Strategy Group)

10.Evidence, Data, Insight and Engagement First Children and young people active lives data – 6 out of 10 children in GM not meeting recommended 60mins a day of activity (Link to data)  Evidence, data and insight support to all localities from GreaterSport on Local Pilot. Partnership with 10 GM to support effective and ongoing co-design and engagement with communities Hazel Musgrove (GreaterSport) Hazel Musgrove (GreaterSport)

Liz Windsor Walsh, Katya Purcell

11.Evaluation GM Moving Journey and Learning published, with pointers for leadership practice (slides in pack). Comms, engagement and workforce development plan developed for next phase. LINK Substance/Sheffield Hallam University appointed evaluation partner for GM Moving, Local Pilot and Walking City Region until 2021. (Slides) Hayley Lever, Revaluation Team.

Hazel Musgrove, GreaterSport

12.Marketing and Communications Insight work underway and interim findings released (slides in pack) Interviews for creative agency on 15 March. Sara Tomkins, Helen Louise Smith


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