The clinical activity undertaken as part of the NCSEM project in Sheffield is housed within several of the city’s leisure centres.
In Sheffield the NCSEM is co-locating clinical services with exercise provision to promote the use of exercise as medicine. Over the last year, three new facilities have been opened at the Concord, Graves and Thorncliffe leisure centres.
In each of these centres, clinical appointments are co-located with the facilities required for exercise rehab such as gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts etc. This means that patients can see a doctor and then begin their treatment in the same location. As well as making things easier for patients, this co-location of facilities also keeps exercise and physical activity front of mind for clinicans, helping to increase the prescription of exercise as therapy.
The clinics are managed by the NHS and can be found on the NHS e-referral service, Choose and Book.