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Please see the attached information on the North Kesteven Health Walks.



NK GP Exercise Referral Scheme

The NK Exercise referral programme is a public health sponsored scheme for adults aged 18 plus with specific medical conditions. Throughout Lincolnshire the service is commissioned successfully with around 4000 patients engaging with the programme each year.

The aim of the programme is to increase activity levels and increase ones fitness in general through using a number of one to one sessions with our trained GP Referral specialists. This is a free 12 week programme which is individually tailored to meet the patient’s needs. The scheme allows the individual, use of the gym, pool and select fitness classes which are located at the North Kesteven Sports Centre in North Hykeham.

Other exercise referral locations include Sleaford Carres Grammar school (North Kesteven) and Lincoln City sites: Birchwood Leisure Centre, Yarbrough Leisure Centre and the YMCA gym.

Criteria Requirements

To become eligible for the scheme you must have a valid exercise prescription form which has been referred through a health care professional, i.e., Doctor, Nurse or physiotherapist.

Once you have been referred your details will be processed by Carly Togher, who will then inform our specialists. The specialist will then contact the patient to arrange an initial health care check. Only after this has been performed successfully will the patient be eligible for the 12 week programme.

What does the programme look like?

Week 1 – Initial meeting with Exercise Referral Specialist which includes overview, site tour and initial health check.

Week 1 – 6 – Individual programme is created and select sessions are completed in the presence of the exercise referral specialist

Week 6 – Mid programme check which will include a further health check

Week 6 – 12 – Further select sessions are completed in the presence of the exercise referral specialist.

Week 12 – Finish programme

Only on completion will the patient be eligible for a discounted membership to the North Kesteven Centre’s Harpers gym.

For further information please contact Carly Togher on 01522 870252 or email


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