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GP referral - Active health

Active Health is our scheme for physical activity opportunities for those referred by a medical professional. There can be many different reasons for referral and a number of different exercise programmes are available across the county in leisure centres and other local facilities, at a reduced rate.

You can download the physical activity referral leaflet in useful information section.


  • Is an exercise and education programme for people recovering from heart attacks, heart surgery and cardiac interventions 
  • classes are led by highly qualified and knowledgeable cardiac rehabilitation instructors
  • It can increase fitness levels, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems

This programme can support and motivate people to make positive lifestyle changes and achieve a long term physical activity habit

Class Timetable

Location Day/Time Contact
The Activity Zone
Malmesbury

Tuesday 

9.15am -10.15am

Thursday 

9.30am – 10.30am

01666 822533
Castle Place Leisure Centre, Trowbridge

Monday 

4.45pm-5.45pm

01225 762711
Five Rivers Health and Well Being Centre, Salisbury

Monday 

3pm-4pm

07823 536256
The Olympiad, Chippenham

Tuesday 

1.30pm-2.30pm

Wednesday

5pm-6pm 

Friday 

1.30pm-2.30pm

01249 444144
Devizes Leisure Centre

Tuesday 

1.45pm-2.45pm

07799 074312
Marlborough Leisure Centre  

Tuesday

5pm-6pm

07799 074312

Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury 


  
   

Tuesday 

11am-noon

Tuesday

1.45pm-2.45pm 

Tuesday

6pm-7pm

Thursday 

11am-noon 

01373 824448
Springfield Campus, Corsham  

Wednesday 

2pm-3pm

07823 536256
Warminster Sports Centre  

Wednesday 

4pm-5pm

01985 212946
Calne Leisure Centre  

Wednesday 

10am-11am

07823 536256

Christie Miller Sports Centre, Melksham 

Thursday 

5pm-6pm 

01225 702826
Durrington Leisure Centre 

Thursday 

10am-11am 

07823 536256
Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett 

Thursday 

5pm-6pm 

01793 852197
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  • Yes there is a specific Phase IV Cardiac Rehab referral form that your GP or Phase III Cardiac Team has to complete prior to you attending the class (the BACPR Cardiac Rehab referral form)
  • Once you have been given the completed referral form call the class instructor in your local area
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  • Group based stroke rehabilitation classes take an active approach to improving your movement and independence
  • The classes are taken by instructors who have specialist knowledge, to give stroke survivors the opportunity to exercise in a safe and enjoyable environment
  • The activities can be adapted to suit your specific needs 
  • The first session will be an introductory session where your instructor will assess your suitability to attend the 12 week exercise after stroke programme
  • This will involve some form filling

Class Timetable

Location
Venue        
Day
Time
Contact
Trowbridge Castle Place Leisure Centre Monday

1.30pm-

2.30pm

Richard Latham                       07941 591741

Chippenham The Olympiad Leisure Centre Monday

2.30pm-

3.30pm

Deborah Newth                          07532 264460 

Salisbury Five Rivers Health and Well Being Centre Monday

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Paul Needham                           07823 536256

Melksham Christie Miller Sports Centre Tuesday

1.15pm-

2.15pm

Richard Latham                          07941 591741  

Westbury Leighton Recreation Centre Wednesday

1.30pm-

2.30pm

Richard Latham                         07941 591741    

Marlborough Marlborough Leisure Centre Wednesday 10am-11am

Sally Philips                             07799 074312      

 

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  • You will need to be referred by your GP, physiotherapist or health professional to attend these classes
  • If you are eligible you will be given a referral form
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  • Designed to help those who have had a fall or who are afraid of falling
  • It is a mixture of chair-based and standing exercises to improve strength, balance and increase confidence
  • This class will safely and effectively improve your physical function and postural stability to reduce the risk of a fall

For further information on any of the below classes please contact email sally.phillips@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 07799074312.

For class times and locations please go to the useful information area on the right of this page and click on the falls prevention leaflet tab.

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  • No
  • There is a specific Strength and Balance referral form that you can complete yourself, however, you can be referred by either your GP or Healthcare Professional
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Active Health physical activity sessions

A low level circuit training class designed to get people active again in a fun social group setting. Exercises can be adapted for the individual, and we have people attending this class for a wide range of health conditions including:

  • Back pain (including patients referred from the Activate your Back physiotherapy programme)
  • Musculoskeletal conditions including
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Respiratory disease (including patients referred from the PACE pulmonary rehabilitation programme)
  • Mild depression
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Recovery from cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Angina
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • TIA/ mini stroke and much more
TownVenueDayTime
ChippenhamThe Olympiad leisure CentreWednesday 1:30pm - 2:15pm
DevizesDevizes Leisure CentreWednesday1pm - 1:45pm
DevizesDevizes Leisure Centre
Thursday1:15pm - 2pm
MarlboroughMarlborough Leisure CentreTuesday12 noon - 12:45pm
MarlboroughMarlborough Leisure Centre
Friday12:15pm - 1pm
SalisburyFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing CentreMonday4:15pm - 5pm
SalisburyFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre
Thursday1pm - 1:45pm
TidworthTidworth Leisure CentreMonday12:15pm - 1pm
TisburyNadder CentreTuesday12 noon - 12:45pm
TrowbridgeCastle Place leisure CenteThursday1:15pm - 2pm
WarminsterWarminster Sports CentreTuesday1:15pm - 2pm
WestburyLeighton Recreation CentreFriday11am - 11:45am
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A gentle exercise class in the swimming pool, encouraging a low impact form of exercise, using the water as resistance. Like the circuits class, it can be accessible to referred participants with a variety of health conditions.

TownVenueDayTime
DevizesDevizes Leisure Centre
Wednesday2pm - 2:45pm
MarlboroughMarlborough Leisure Centre
Tuesday9:10am - 9:55am
MelkshamThe Blue PoolThursday1:45pm - 2:30pm
SalisburyFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing CentreTuesday10:30am - 11:15am
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An allocated slot in the gym, not exclusive to Active Health participants, that allows Active Health participants to be monitored during their gym visit and get help or assistance from a qualified Active Health instructor. Please note that this is not one-to-one support.


TownVenueDayTime
AmesburyAmesbury Sports Centre
Wednesday4pm - 5pm
CalneCalne Leisure CentreThirsday10am - 11am
ChippenhamThe Olympiad Leisure CentreWednesday11am - 12noon
CorshamSpringfield Community CampusFriday2.30pm - 3.30pm
DevizesDevizes Leisure Centre
Tuesday12 noon - 1pm
Devizes
Devizes Leisure Centre
Friday12 noon - 1pm
MalmesburyThe Activity ZoneThursday11am - 12 noon
MarlboroughMarlborough Leisure CentreWednesday12 noon - 1pm
MelkshamThe Blue PoolWednesday11:30am - 12:30pm
SalisburyFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing CentreTuesday10am - 11am
TrowbridgeCastle Place Leisure CentreFriday11:30am - 12:30pm
TidworthTidworth Leisure CentreThursday3pm - 4pm
WarminsterWarminster Sports CentreTuesday11:30am - 12-30pm
WestburyLeighton Recreation CentreThursday11:30amn - 12:30pm
Royal Wootton BassettLime Kiln Leisure CentreMonday1:30pm - 2:30pm
Royal Wootton Bassett
Lime Kiln Leisure CentreFriday1:30pm - 2:30pm
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A circuit based exercise class that focuses on functional exercises to replicate activities of daily living specific to Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis patients. The exercises mobilise joints, work on posture and gait, whilst raising the heart rate and building on a positive sense of well being.

TownVenueDayTime
ChippenhamSpringfield Community CampusThursday1pm - 2pm
SalisburyFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing CentreTuesday2pm - 3pm
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For further information contact the area Hub Co-ordinator

West Wiltshire:  Rich Latham 07941 591741 or richardlatham@pfpleisure.org

North Wiltshire:  Debs Newth 07532 264460 or deborahnewth@pfpleisure.org

East Wiltshire:  Sally Phillips 07799 074312 or sally.phillips@wiltshire.gov.uk

South Wiltshire:  Paul Needham 07823 536256 or paul.needham@wiltshire.gov.uk 

What else do I need to know?

Yes, they can accompany you to the venue but will not be able to take part in the session.

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Sometimes, if you haven’t been very active for a while you may experience a little stiffness but this is normal.

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You may get a little warm but we encourage you to take a small towel and some water with you to drink while taking part in your activity.

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We are able to adapt and tailor the exercises that you will be given.

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Programmes are individually tailored to your needs.

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Ideally yes but we realise that sometimes holidays, hospital appointments may occur at these times and that this may affect your attendance.

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No as long as you wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear.

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In most instances, you will be able to continue with the activity that you have been doing during the programme. Once the programme has finished the cost may increase but this will be explained at your re-assessment.

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Generally, we do not accept re-referrals to the scheme unless you have had a change or deterioration in your medical condition and upon the advice and completion of a new referral form by a health professional.

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All Active Health referral staff who work on the programme are qualified in instructing and working with clients with a variety of medical conditions.

These staff attend regular workshops and courses to update their knowledge and skills.

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All classes are £2.50 per session including refreshments.

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For more information contact the physical activity team on: 01380 826318

or email: physicalactivity@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 13 November 2018 | Last reviewed: 13 November 2018