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National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) - Community Health

Last updated: 24/03/2022
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What we do

The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Public Health Wales (PHW) funded scheme which has been in development since 2007. NERS is an evidence-based health intervention incorporating physical activity and behavioral change techniques to support referred clients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being.

The principal aims of the Scheme:

• To offer a high quality National Exercise Referral Scheme across Wales

• To increase the long term adherence of clients to physical activity

• To improve the physical and mental health of clients

• To determine the effectiveness of the intervention in increasing clients’ activity levels and improving their health

Operates in all 22 local authorities in Wales.