GP Referral

GP REFERRAL

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The Healthy Lifestyles team operates the Exercise Referral Scheme from six sites across the Borough of Rossendale. The scheme offers a wide range of activities, suitable for all abilities and accessible for those with disabilities. Our aim in partnership with the PCT and local GPs is to improve health and well-being in our local Community.

If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25kg/m2 and you are over 16 years of age you are eligible to apply.

To find out more please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team on 01706 221 524. You can access the Exercise Referral Scheme through your G.P, Physiotherapist, Consultant or Health Visitor.

The ‘why weight programme’ is a weight management programme that runs for 12 weeks, providing you with both the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.

Each session will last for up to 2 hours and will include interactive weight management, information and fun activities.

We offer:

(a) Group based sessions
(b) 1:1 support sessions

Examples of topics covered:

– Fad diets/barriers/motivation
– Eat well plate/meal planning
– Portion sizes/food labels
– Activity tasters
– Maintenance

Supervised Gym Sessions

Class Time
Circuit class 10:45 -12:15pm
Mobility 12:00 – 12:45pm
Supervised Gym 9:30 – 12:00pm
Tai Chi 1:00 – 2:00pm
Tai Chi 2:00 – 3:00pm
Class Time
Circuit class 9:00 -10:30pm
Circuit class 10:30 -12:00pm
Mobility 3:00 – 3:45pm
Class Time
Healthy Hearts (Cardiac Rehabilitation) 10:45 -12:15pm
Supervised Gym 9:30 – 12:00pm
Tai Chi 2:00 – 3:00pm
Class Time
Healthy Walks 10:00 – 12:00pm
Circle of Life 1:30 – 3:00pm
Class Time
Mobility 12:00 – 12:45pm
Supervised Gym 9:30 – 12:00pm

IF YOU

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If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25kg/m2 and you are over 16 years of age you are eligible to apply.

To find out more please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team on 01706 221524. You can access the Exercise Referral scheme through your G.P, Physiotherapist, Consultant or Health Visitor.

The Exercise on Prescription and Weight Management schemes are delivered under safe instruction and in a friendly environment through qualified members of staff.

Clientele are able to access the programme for the following:

Cardiac rehabilitation
Asthma/Bronchitis
Weight Management
Anxiety/Stress/Depression
Muscular-Skeletal Weakness (Pre or post operation)
Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Hypertension
Raised Cholesterol
Smoker
General Fitness
Inactive

The scheme starts initially with a 12 week programme, with the team supporting you throughout. The journey then continues down the route of one of these three options:

1. G.P Referral Membership
2. PTAL (Passport to Active Living)
3. Lifestyle Membership