The GP Referral Scheme in Rushcliffe is a partnership between our leisure centres and local GP Practices.
East Leake GP Dr Neil Fraser with Leisure Centre Manager Phil Clark
It offers people who are sedentary or who have a long term medical condition the opportunity to get more active, bringing many benefits including improved physical and mental wellbeing and helping to manage medical conditions better. You can take part in a range of activities including swimming, exercise classes and workouts in the fitness suite.
You will need to contact your GP or health care professional who will be able to advise you if you are eligible for the scheme. If you are eligible they will complete a referral form for you. Once referred you will need to contact the leisure centre to book a consultation appointment with the GP Referral health specialist and they will tailor a 6-8 week (depending on which leisure centre you access) physical activity programme for you.
On completion of your programme you will then discuss your options in order to continue with your new healthier lifestyle.
Rushcliffe Arena Case Study (PDF - 397KB)
All referrals must be aged 16+ and fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
Exhibit at least one of the following risk factors for coronary heart disease
Exhibit at least one of the following risk factors for osteoporosis
Suffer from mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
Suffer from mild to moderate depression, stress or anxiety
Note: Assessment of the degree of severity is left to the clinical judgement of the referring G.P.