Service: GP Exercise Referral Programmes

What is a GP Exercise Referral

Conditions Covered

  • Cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke & high blood pressure.
  • Muscle, bone and joint problems (e.g. lower back pain, hip/knee replacements, arthritis and bone-thinning).
  • Diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes.
  • Depression, anxiety or stress-related illness.
  • Cancer diagnosis.
  • Lung/breathing conditions such as COPD, lung disease and asthma.
  • Overweight/Obese and requiring exercise for weight reduction.
  • Gym-based exercise programmes
  • Swimming
  • Breathe Easy Classes
  • Gentle group exercise classes (e.g. Tai Chi, Water Mobility).
  • Walking
  • More vigorous exercise classes (Les Mill etc) if appropriate
  • Mindfullness

How to get a referral

You should see the GP you are registered with.

This is because all your medical records are held by that practice. Your GP also generally understands your health history and treatments better than anyone and will base any decision for a specialist referral on this knowledge.