He built up a specialism in primary health care with his practices designing more than 50 GP surgeries and has written two books - 'Healthy Living Centres
: A Guide to Primary Health Care Design', and 'Primary Care Centres: A Guide to Health Care Design'.
e seven-week health trainer programme is available at two of the three Healthy Living Centres
the trust runs in North Tyneside at Meadowell and Dudley.
Motorcise Healthy Living Centres
are specifically targeted at women over the age of 40 who might find health clubs and gymnasiums intimidating.
The centre is one of four Caerphilly council Healthy Living centres
offering access to classes and activities that encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The award, from the National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations, means the centre will be held up as an example of good practice to other Sure Start centres, family and children's centres, Healthy Living Centres
and local authorities.
Chapy was launched thanks to a pounds 900,000 grant from the New Opportunities Fund Healthy Living Centres
Healthy living centres
across the Midlands will today be hailed as 'part of the nation's progress towards better health' by Health Minister Hazel Blears.
Breidge Gadd, the Fund's board member in Northern Ireland, said: "The New Opportunities Fund has now invested pounds 13million into creating a network of healthy living centres
Other recipients included Blaenau Gwent Communities Health project, the Bryncynon Community Revival Strategy, the Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Denbighshire healthy living centres
and the Countryside Council for Wales.
She has just clinched pounds 1.6 million of American backing to start to set up a network of "healthy living centres
" to help the victims of stress.
There are three healthy living centres
in North Tyneside, including at Meadow Well, North Shields, and at Dudley.
FAMILIES in North Tyneside have made more than 100,000 visits to healthy living centres
since they opened in July.