How to make a referral

We want you to work with us by referring appropriate individuals to the service. You’ll be helping us to create a healthier, happier Hertfordshire, where residents’ physical and mental wellbeing are looked after.

Which patients are eligible?

Free support provided by Active Herts is available to patients/residents who meet the following essential eligibility criteria:

  • Are currently inactive and do less than 30mins of physical activity per week
  • Over the age of 16
  • Live in the boroughs of Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage or Watford.

Additional inclusion criteria

Patients may also have any of the following:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity (BMI >30, or BMI >28 if one or more co-morbidities)
  • Smoker
  • High Cholesterol
  • History of heart disease
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Mild to moderate mental health condition

Exclusion criteria

The list below are contraindications to exercise. If patients/clients have any of the following they cannot be referred:

  • Established ischaemic heart disease
  • Hypertension Systolic: =>180mmHg or Diastolic: >100mmHg
  • Uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes
  • Severe or poorly controlled asthma
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Cerebro-vascular disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Unstable or severe mental health state
  • Tachycardia: > HR =>100BPM
  • Febrile illness
  • Heart failure
  • Aortic Value Stenosis

To make a referral, please complete our referral form and email (securely) to your local Get Active Specialist:

Broxbourne
Andrew Rix
Mob: 07506 503 316
Email: andrew.rix@broxbourne.gcsx.gov.uk

Hertsmere
Lee Bruce
Mob: 07741 248 852
Email: lee.bruce@nhs.net

Watford
Alison Goodchild
Mob: 07710 096 398
Email: alisongoodchild@nhs.net

Within Stevenage there is a different referral form. To make a referral in Stevenage, please complete our referral form and email (securely) to your local Get Active Specialist:

Stevenage
Chris Tillbrook
Mob: 07766 160 149
Email: chris.tillbrook@sll.co.uk