Northampton Activity on Referral Scheme

Northampton Activity on Referral Scheme

A Quick Guide for Patients


Activity on Referral is a countrywide fitness scheme which is available to join through your GP, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor.  The scheme is based around a reduced rate leisure membership and combined 12 week programme of physical activity.

Who is Eligible?

Activity on Referral is available to people over 16 years of age who are currently inactive. Patients can be referred for a range of reasons including; 

  • being overweight/obese
  • issues with smoking
  • patients suffering from depression or anxiety
  • those with mild bone and joint problems or back pain
  • patients with Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
  • those with diabetes, asthma, hypertension

If you would like to referred for this activity, please email our designated email address with your name, date of birth, and interest in attending the scheme.

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Consent to Share Your Information

By asking us to refer you to Activity on Referral, you are consenting for us to share the following information with Trilogy Gym:


  • Your Name
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Tel Number
  • Email contact if applicable
  • Health condition as reason for referral and current medication


The information provided will only be used as part of the Activity on Referral scheme to ensure that the scheme is delivered within the County standard protocol guidelines. All data will be stored securely.

What Happens?

A healthcare professional from our practice will securely email a completed referral form with your medical details on to Trilogy Leisure.

Trilogy staff will make contact within 5 working days and you will be offered a consultation appointment within 7 days of the contact.

You will be able to access a 12 week exercise programme and have access to five leisure centres during the 12 weeks:

  • Lings Forum Leisure Centre
  • Danes Camp Leisure Centre
  • Mounts Baths Leisure Centre
  • Duston Sports Leisure Centre
  • Cripps Recreation Centre (Northampton General Hospital Grounds)

The Programme

Patients will be able to use the fitness facilities at their convenience, with specifically designed exercise programmes to meet their exercise needs. 

Suitably qualified staff will prepare a bespoke programme of exercise for you after an initial discussion.

Staff will be on hand to support you at any time and will meet on prearranged dates;

  • after 6 weeks to monitor your progress
  • at 12 weeks/programme completion

On completion, you will be provided with advice on how to continue with regular physical activity.

The Cost

Please see below informaton from Trilogy:

We are aware that even though the scheme is discounted and is the lowest rate for the scheme across the county, due to financial pressures, pricing can still be a barrier for some patients looking to make changes towards better health.  With this in mind earlier in the year we were able to secure funding from Sport England, where the price is reduced further by approximately 75% and using our network of referral partners, are identifying patients who fit with the Together Funds priority audience of lower socio-economic groups. We hope to secure further funding next year to continue this work and we will keep you updated.

Consultation Fee - £20.00 (fee includes consultation meetings with AoR exercise professional at 1, 6 & 12 weeks)

Scheme Cost - £22.00 per month, direct debit for 3 months committed membership


Scheme Entitlement

Scheme Entitlement –Unlimited use of all FIVE Trilogy gyms access to FOUR swimming pools, over 200 fitness classes and two health suites, the Forum Cinema and all 50+ Activities.