If your patient isn’t sure where to start and wants or needs some support to become more active then Live Active is the right choice.
Through the help and support of our specialist Live Active Advisors, patients will receive bespoke advice and encouragement to set lifestyle goals whether its increasing their activity levels, healthy eating and weight loss or simply living a more positive lifestyle.
Over the course of a 12 month period and through the support of our one to-one consultations, either in person or on the telephone, our Live Active Advisors will provide patients with the knowledge, tools and confidence they need to meet their goals.
A physical activity plan is tailored for each individual and Live Active Advisors help patients choose from a range of activities available to them in their local area such as Vitality classes, supervised gym sessions, swimming, health walks to name but a few. Rest assured that the Advisors have a wealth of knowledge of all the opportunities available to patients locally to become more active.
Live Active Advisors are also on hand every step of the way offering techniques to cope with setbacks if they arise and advice on how to gain the right social support to keep them on track. Throughout the 12months the Advisor will agree a personalised support plan for the patient in terms of what support they need and how often e.g. telephone calls, catch ups etc. This unique service is ideal for patients who are keen to make better lifestyle choices but need help to do so.
Patients will also be offered access to wider NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde support services including Smokefree Services.
Live Active operates across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde within various Leisure Centres and Community Centres. A PDF list of the current available sites and their address details can be accessed here. Once you have made a referral for your patient you just select the site they want to attend and post it to the appropriate address.
If you would like to book your patient in for their first appointment with the Live Active Advisor please call 0141 232 1860. Otherwise the Live Active Advisor will contact the patient upon receipt of the referral form.
The Live Active one to one behavioural support is free and patients then pay for the activities they wish to take part in.
If you are still unsure if Live Active is the most suitable programme for your patient please check our flowchart and referral guidance or give us a call on 0141 232 1860 and select Health Professional option or email LiveActive@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
For more information or to book your patient in for their appointment please call 0141 232 1860
Local Authority Sites:
Live Active operates across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde within various Leisure Centres and Community Centres across our six Local Authority Partners: