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£5 Exercise card

Hi to All,

I just heard today that GP services are offering a £5 exercise card valid for 3 months in any local government fitness club for people with certain health condition.

I will confirm it tonight.

Ps.. just sharing a funny quote that I read ages ago

I don't exercise at all. If God had wanted me to touch my toes He would have put them up higher on my body.

Hope you All have a good weekend.

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That is interesting about the card Manish, you must let us know more when you can. I loved the joke as well.

Bobby

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Hey Bobby

So far I have found 2 links.

liverpool.gov.uk/lifestyles...

greenwichhealthyliving.nhs....

I think it is in every part of the country now.

Ta

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wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureand...

Above is the link to the Wiltshire one. Thanks manish83, I had seen this and forgotten it - I found it by searching on physicial activity gp referral and then Wiltshire.

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We have an equivalent to that here in Wales. Doctors can send patients on a 16 week free course with local leisure centres. Here's the blurb.

WHAT IS ‘Health for Life’?

The ‘Health for Life’ Scheme is designed to aid individuals who

have been identified by their Medical Practitioner to take up the

benefits of participating in enjoyable exercise.

As that individual, you will receive an individual 16-week activity

programme designed specifically to your needs and will be under

the guidance of Cardiff Council’s highly qualified Health and

Fitness Team.

During the 16 weeks of your programme, activities within Cardiff

Council Leisure Facilities will be charged at a concessionary rate.

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Does anyone know if this is been done in manchester.

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Hi megconnie

I have just searched on nhs gp referral scheme Manchester and got

manchestersportandleisure.o...

Hope that helps.

Bispers

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Thank you so very much.

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Hi Does anyone know if this is running in North Lanarkshire.I have searched there pages and cant find it

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i have a feeling this may only be applicable to NHS in England. I can't find anything on NHS Scotland about it.

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Hi

I have just searched on

nhs gp referral scheme scotland

and quite a few pages came up. Changing scotland for North Lanarkshire

nlleisure.co.uk/health/get-...

Comes up.

Hope that helps.

Bispers

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Hi

I have just searched on

nhs gp referral scheme scotland

and quite a few pages came up. Changing scotland for North Lanarkshire

nlleisure.co.uk/health/get-...

Comes up.

Hope that helps.

Bispers

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I am so lucky. I know there are referral schemes here as well, but for £15.00 a month for an individual or £20.00 for a family we have unlimited use of the sports centre for all sports, use of the gym, steam, jacuzzi & sauna, aquafit classes, jog Scotland on the running track, spin classes etc. That is amazing value!

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