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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Exercise on referral

Checked: 21-11-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 03-05-2019

Bristol - Exercise referral scheme

Bristol City Council offer an Exercise Referral scheme

Patients can join the scheme if they:

Full details, including the referral form and where to send it, depending on which leisure centre the patient wants to attend can be found here Exercise Referral scheme

North Somerset - Exercise referral scheme

North Somerset Council commission the Get Active Pass.

Get Active Pass provide limited free and half price gym or swim visits at North Somerset Council leisure centres. Hutton Moor (Weston), Scotch Horn (Nailsea), Strode (Clevedon), Parish Wharf (Portishead). Churchill and Backwell Leisure Centres are included in the scheme

To qualify for the Get Active Pass applicants must be:

  • Living in North Somerset
  • A new sport / exercise participant (applicants do not currently take part in sport / exercise for at least 30 minutes once per week) and would benefit from taking part in exercise due to their current physical or mental health.  
  • Referred by a key worker who is already supporting them as part of a local service
  • New to the scheme – so should not have previously been referred for a Get Active Pass or Leisure Cheques 

Complete the online referral form at


South Glos - Exercise referral scheme

There is no longer a public health funded Exercise on Prescription in South Glos. However, there is work underway to launch a new Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing Service for South Gloucestershire in April 2019 and this will include a physical activity “offer” tailored to the needs of the individual as well as support to stop smoking, lose weight and improve mental wellbeing.

Remedy will be updated when further details are known.