What is the Physical Activity Referral Scheme?
It is a 12 week scheme that provides support and guidance by qualified instructors for people with stable medical conditions, whose quality of life can be maintained or improved through taking part in regular physical activity.
Health professionals who can access the scheme on behalf of their patient include GPs, physiotherapists, hospital consultants and practice nurses.
Who is the scheme for?
To enrol a person must:
- be 16 years or older
- be inactive (i.e. participating in less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week)
- have a stable medical condition that, in the opinion of your health professional, would benefit from regular participation in physical activity
How to be referred
If you would like to be referred or have any questions or queries about whether this scheme may be of benefit to you, please discuss it with your GP or contact Active Choices direct on 0117 922 4719.
For further information including waiting times and costs please click the following link: Physical Activity Referral Scheme