GP referral

About the physical activity referral programme

A physical activity referral is an exercise programme that your GP or healthcare professional can refer you to at your local leisure centre - an Active Health membership includes an initial consultation where a trained exercise professional will tailor a programme to your needs, to help you become more active.

  • you will receive a one-to-one consultation initially, followed by regular email or telephone contact and reviews at both six and 12 weeks
  • we will work with you to set goals and monitor progress to help you get the best from your chosen activity
  • after your 12 week review we will encourage you to exercise independently but you will still benefit from the concessionary pricing structure
  • throughout the programme, activities within our leisure centres will be charged at a concessionary rate

Specialist classes available through Active Health

The benefits of Active Health

A physical activity referral will benefit you if you currently undertake no or very little physical activity.

Benefits reported by clients who have completed the 12 week programme:

  • weight loss or shape change
  • improved overall health and wellbeing
  • improved sleep and reduced stress
  • improved mood
  • improved mobility and ability to enjoy life more
  • increased fitness and energy levels
  • reduced blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels
  • improved confidence
  • reduction in visits to GP

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Testimonials from Active Health clients:

I have noticed my joints are more mobile. The class has motivated me to do more exercise and try to delay or avoid surgery

I am a much fitter and happier person. The staff are amazing and understand my needs.

Still have a question? For further guidance you can either check the frequently asked questions below, contact the local Hub coordinator (details below) or physicalactivity@wiltshire.gov.uk

Contact details

Active Health is managed by our four local area Hub coordinators:

West Wiltshire: Rich Latham 07554 243313 or richard.latham@wiltshire.gov.uk

North Wiltshire: Kate Murphy 07554243689 or kate.murphy@wiltshire.gov.uk  

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

South Wiltshire: Chris Hanlon 07824 335780 or chris.hanlon@wiltshire.gov.uk.