Active Health report
Active Health is a programme that enables and encourages healthcare professionals including GPs to refer patients to leisure and physical activity services as part of their healthcare. Referrals include Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation, Strength and Balance and Exercise After Stroke as well as general referrals.
A total of 77 GP surgeries (97%), are now signed up to the new Active Health referral guidelines. In addition there has been further development on access for other medical departments to enable them to refer directly via the online tool.
Between 1st February 2012 and 31st January 2013, Active Health received 1,671 on-line referrals and a further 374 paper referrals.
An annual report has been produced summarising the scheme’s first year (February 2012 to January 2013) and analyses the referrals to the scheme.
View the report here: