GO Active Get Healthy - Diabetes

GO Active Get Healthy is a partnership programme involving a range of stakeholders including the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Active Oxfordshire, and the Local Authorities; Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, South and Vale of White Horse Council and West Oxfordshire District Council.

The programme embeds the NHS Let's Get Moving Pathway into the primary care referral procedure for patients with diabetes to access behaviour change support initiatives county-wide.

Here's Dick Tracey speaking about the difference the GO Active Get Healthy - Diabetes programme has made to his life:

Key outcomes July 2019 - June 2020

  • Over the last year, 1,440 participants were recruited onto the programme. There were an equal number of men and women engaged.
  • This was 22% above the target participants of 1,180
  • 72% of participants were aged 55 or over.
  • In total there were 68 referrers into the programme, including GP surgeries and medical centres.
  • 747 participants attended and referred through community brief intervention engagement events
  • This programme saw a 50% increase in the number of people achieving the CMO guidelines of 150 minutes physical activity per week.

"My life has been totally transformed. I have lost 35lbs and can walk longer distances at a quicker pace. None of this would have happened without the intervention of Jenny and the GO-Active Get Healthy project."

GAGH-D programme participant