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Physical Activity

Welcome to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Physical Activity website.  Here you will find everything you need to signpost and refer your patients to our physical activity programmes.  If after browsing you still have questions then please call 0141 232 1860 and select the Health Professional option and someone will be able to help you.  Please also call this number if you would like to receive a health professional pack with all the information and forms you need to refer your patients. All resources are also available below to download and print off for you to use.  

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have made it easy to assist patients in your area to become more active, through the introduction of three bespoke physical activity programmes; Live Active, Vitality and Health Walks. These programmes, designed by health care and fitness specialists, are quality assured and tailored to the needs of patients with various abilities and health conditions.

In addition our six Local Authority partners have a range of general physical activity opportunities available such as gym facilities, swimming and a range of exercise classes.  There’s something everyone can take part in regardless of their current activity level, age or medical condition. 

Choosing the right programme for your patient 

We have provided you with summary details on each programme and created a simple flowchart and referral guidance which you can use as a quick guide to help you make your selection.  

Take a look at the flow chart (pdf) to find out which programme is right for your patient.   For more information on each programme please click on the relevant service – Live Active, Vitality, Health Walks and General Physical Activity Opportunities.   

Data collection and privacy

The data collected from the physical activity programmes  is done so in line with our privacy notice for patients. Please alert patients to read NHSGG&C  privacy notice (pdf) in full before signing the form. The privacy notice sets out the legal basis for processing the data, how long the data is kept for, how personal information is protected, and patients rights in relation to the personal data that is held. 



Last Updated: 21 April 2021