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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

Classes Timetable

LocationDayTimeContact
The Activity Zone, MalmesburyMonday12:15pm - 1:15pm01666 822533
Castle Place Leisure Centre, TrowbridgeMonday4:45pm - 5:45pm01225 762711
Leighton Recreation Centre, WestburyTuesday10am - 11am
2:30pm - 3:30pm
6pm - 7pm
01373 824448
The Activity Zone, MalmesburyTuesday9.15am - 10.15am01666 822533

Olympiad leisure Centre, Chippenham

Tuesday1:30pm - 2:30pm01249 444144
Devizes Leisure CentreTuesday1:45pm - 2:45pm01380 734880
Springfield Leisure CentreWednesday

2pm - 3pm

01249 712846

Olympiad Leisure Centre, Chippenham
Wednesday
5pm - 6pm
01249 444144
Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury
Wednesday
4pm - 5pm07823 536256
Warminster Sports Centre
Wednesday
4pm - 5pm01985 212946
The Activity Zone, Malmesbury
Thursday9:30am - 10:30am01666 822533
Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury
Thursday11am - 12pm01373 824448
Christie Miller Sports Centre, Melksham
Thursday5pm - 6pm01225 702826
Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett
Thursday5pm - 6pm01793 852197
The Staff Club, Salisbury District Hospital
Friday10am - 11am01722 425085
Olympiad leisure Centre, Chippenham
Friday1:30pm - 2:30pm07969 909162
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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

LocationDayTimeContact
Castle Place Leisure Centre, TrowbridgeMonday1:30pm - 2:30pmRichard Latham
07941 591741
richardlatham@pfpleisure.org
Five Rivers Leisure Centre, SalisburyMonday

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Paul Needham
07823 536256
paul.needham@wiltshire.gov.uk
Olympiad Leisure Centre, ChippenhamMonday2:30pm - 3:30pm
Deborah Newth
07532 264460
deborahnewth@pfpleisure.org
Marlborough Leisure CentreWednesday10am - 11amSally Phillips
07799 074312
sally.hole@wiltshire.gov.uk
Leighton Recreation Centre, WestburyWednesday1:30pm - 2:30pm
Richard Latham
07941 591741
richardlatham@pfpleisure.org
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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.

Class timetable

Location DayTime
The Activity Zone, MalmesburyTuesday
10.45am - 11:45am
Christie Miller Sports Centre, MelkshamMonday
12 noon - 12:45pm
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, SalisburyMonday
12 noon - 12:45pm
Methodist Church, WestburyMonday
2:10pm - 2:55pm
Warminster Park Community HallMonday
11:15am - 12 noon
12:15pm - 1pm
Baptist Church, Brown Street, SalisburyTuesday11am - 11:45am
12:15pm - 1pm
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on AvonTuesday1:30pm - 2:15pm
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Castle Place Leisure Centre, Trowbridge
Tuesday
1:45pm - 2:30pm
Durrington Sports CentreTuesday
1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Wharf, CalneWednesday11:15am - 12 noon
Pewsey Leisure CentreWednesday1:30pm - 2:15pm
Lime Kiln Centre, Royal Wootton BassettMonday11am - 12pm
Malborough Leisure CentreWednesday1:15pm - 2:15pm
2:15pm - 3pm
Heberden House, CrickladeWednesday2:30pm - 3:15pm
Croft Court, ChippenhamThursday3pm - 4pm
Springfield Community Campus,  CorshamThursday11:45am - 12:30pm
Devizes Leisure CentreThursday2:15pm - 3pm
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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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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 £2.25 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: 14 March 2017 | Last reviewed: 14 March 2017