Public Health Intervention supported by design and technology


Between 2012 and 2014 the NIHR CLAHRC SY User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD) Theme worked with Doncaster Public Health to support and mentor a design led process specifically to increase exercise in the local population through the use of an existing asset, namely a large man-made lake.  This project was called Better Services by Design and you can find out more here. The public health programme was called “In good shape Learning and good practice from the early health and wellbeing peer challenges” 

On Saturday the 9th of July 2016, the idea was implemented in Doncaster lakeside, with a series of mileposts with QR (Quick Response) codes being installed around the lake.  These will allow different walking trails for different groups of people (family treasure trail, heritage guided walks).  Evaluation as to the impact and further development of these will take place over the next few months by Doncaster Public Health.