Suffolk’s public health team is pleased to announce that the contract for the new Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service has been awarded to Leeds Beckett University in partnership with MoreLife, Quit 51 and Tobacco Free Futures.
The new service will be delivered across the whole of Suffolk from 1st April 2016 and will incorporate some new services together with a broad range of existing provision.
Services will include:
· health promotion and messaging
· children, young people’s and adult weight management
· specialist behaviour change
· support to increase physical activity
· tobacco use prevention, harm reduction and cessation
· NHS Health Checks outreach
· screening of high risk groups for cardiovascular risk factors.
Leeds Beckett University will work closely with current service providers; Live Well Suffolk, East Coast Community Healthcare and others to ensure a smooth transition during this period of implementation.
Leeds Beckett University is delighted to be involved in the delivery of this innovative integrated healthy lifestyle service. Leeds Beckett recognises the ambition of this programme and is excited to be given the opportunity to deliver these much needed services to support the population of Suffolk to lead a healthier lifestyle.
In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of Leeds Beckett’s research was rated as ‘world-class’ across all four of its faculties. Leeds Beckett University has strong commercial links and its research is applied directly to industry, giving practical solutions and innovations to organisations, businesses and communities.