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.

GO Active Get Healthy - Diabetes is a community-based initiative which supports patients with Type 2 Diabetes who are physically inactive, to self-manage their condition through improved activity levels. Patients can be referred by their GP or Health Professional or self-refer into the programme.

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