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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 healthOperates in all 22 local authorities in Wales.
The Scheme targets people aged 16 and over with, or at risk of developing, a chronic condition. There are set entry criteria and your health professional will need to check you meet these.
Yes - It currently costs £2.00 per session; these charges are agreed locally on an annual basis.
You will need to get referred by a Health Professional - usually your GP, Practice Nurse or a condition specific Physiotherapist who will have access to the NERS referral dispensing website.
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