Healthwise is a model for physical activity interventions covering a wide range of medical conditions. Health professionals can refer patients to a low cost physical activity programme designed for individuals with existing health conditions, as well as those at risk of developing health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Healthwise offers a menu of established evidence based programme options including physical activity on referral, cardiac referral and weight management, providing supervised or independent pathways, delivered by highly trained staff.
Healthwise is a high-quality person centred model increasing an individual’s knowledge, skills and confidence – with the overall aim of improving their health and wellbeing. The focus is on supporting people to become and remain more active, facilitating long term sustainable lifestyle changes and full integration with local health services and care pathways. All programmes are compliant with NICE guidance and deliver behaviour change support.
All clients for the Healthwise Physical Activity Referral must be:
And with one or more of the following conditions:
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses
Referral methods: e-Referrals, EMIS managed referral
A referral form is available on EMIS in the BAR Global folder.