Exercise Referral Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme has been helping residents of Huntingdonshire become more active and to manage their health condition through supported self-care. You will be assisted throughout the scheme by a named Physical Activity Specialist, helping you to enjoy and maintain physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.

There are currently over 300 health professionals (GPs, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists) from 50 agencies (surgeries, hospitals and clinics) registered to refer people to the district's One Leisure facilities.

The scheme is run by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Active Lifestyles Team to help improve the health of the community, promote active healthy lifestyles and help decrease sedentary-related illnesses.

Service access criteria: Any resident of Huntingdonshire, over 16 years old, who is referred by a health professional because they will benefit from exercise to help in rehabilitation and prevention of certain medical conditions. For example: cancer heart conditions (including heart failure) hypertension diabetes (type 1 and 2) obesity (BMI over 30) respiratory conditions mental health musculoskeletal
Exercise and fitness classes
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Additional needs catered for: