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Health professionals - Make a referral

Health professionals - Make a referral

We encourage all health and social care professionals to talk to patients about the benefits becoming more active to aid their recovery and condition management.


How do I refer? Simply

  1. Select the condition below
  2. Complete the Active for Health referral form
  3. Click the referral button, print a PDF copy for your records
  4. An Active for Health Exercise professional will then make direct contact with your patient

GP Practice Referrals

We can provide your practice with a one page word document for your internal systems.

Please contact Amy Roden on 01709 363355 or email amy.roden@rotherham.gov.uk to request the documents.


Is it safe to refer my patients to Active for Health?

There will always be an element of risk associated with referring a patient to become more physically active. In general exercise referral schemes provide an opportunity for people with long-term medical conditions to increase their activity levels in a safe environment under the appropriate guidance of a suitably qualified exercise professional. This process mitigates and manages the risks to those patients.

Exercise professionals working with referred clients should have the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to design, agree, adapt and review a physical activity programme to make it appropriate for the referred patient’s medical condition, physical limitations and preferences. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Code of Ethical Practice requires its members to limit themselves to practice those activities for which their training and competence is recognised by the register.


If you have a patient that;

Has a condition which is not detailed above or is generally inactive, where an increase in exercise will be of great benefit to their health and wellbeing, you can refer to the Fit for Health programme throughout Leisure centres in Rotherham. For more information please contact the Healthy Living team, Places for People.

Email the Healthy Living team

Call the Healthy Living team on 01709 722567

If they are primarily looking to lose weight there is also the new "Get Healthy Rotherham" programme for residents of Rotherham over the age of 18years to access the following lifestyle improvement support tools:

  1. Weight Managment
  2. Smoking Cessation
  3. NHS Health Checks (40 - 74yrs, other eligibility criteria apply)
  4. Alcohol Screening
  5. Digital & remote behaviour change support

Get Healthy Rotherham website


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