Our Vaccination Teams are working tirelessly to ensure patients are vaccinated as swiftly as possible. We work with 7 other practices as Swift Primary Care Network (PCN) offering vaccinations from our Vaccination Site at Knowle West Healthy Living Centre. We also work with our neighbouring PCN, Bridgeview Medical, to ensure our patients have the best possible opportunities for vaccination.  We are making great progress. Most of our patients over 75 have had a first vaccination and we are now moving into the next groups (over 70's & clinically extremely vulnerable). 

We will contact you as soon as we can offer you a vaccination and, on occasion, you may hear directly from Bridgeview Medical.        

We are not linked with the NHS letters you may receive offering vaccinations at Ashton Gate but of course you should make the arrangements that best work for you.   


Physical Activity Referral Scheme

What is the Physical Activity Referral Scheme? Exercise

It’s a 12 week scheme where you visit a participating leisure centre or gym at least twice a week. 

You’ll get a personalised exercise programme with a trained referral instructor, based around your health conditions and what you’d like to achieve, even if you haven’t exercised before.

Who the scheme is for

You can do the scheme if you

How it works

At your first session, you’ll meet your referral instructor at one of the venues listed below. They’ll do a health check with you where you can discuss any preferences or concerns you have or ask them any questions. The instructor will plan a personalised programme for you and give you an induction on how to use any gym equipment you’ll use for your plan. 

Activities are mainly gym based exercise but may include other activities like swimming and light circuit training, depending on the leisure centre you go to.

You’ll meet your instructor during week 3, 6 and 12 of your programme. In week 3, you’ll have an informal chat about how your programme is going. At weeks 6 and 12, you’ll also have a health check to track your progress. 

When you’ve completed the scheme, make an appointment with your doctor, nurse or health care practitioner to discuss: 

  • your results
  • your health condition
  • how to continue exercising and stay active after you finish the scheme

How to get a referral

Ask your doctor, practice nurse, physiotherapist or hospital consultant if you’re suitable to do the scheme. 

How much does it cost?

The cost will depend on which centre you go to, but it is less than the standard membership or entry fee to the venues. Contact the venues listed below to find out the cost and times before you ask for a referral. Some venues offer discounted memberships for people who’ve completed the 12 week scheme.

You can bring someone with you, such as a friend or family member. They pay the same reduced entry fee as you for the sessions.

For further information including waiting times and costs please click the following link:  Physical Activity Referral Scheme

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