Exercise referral schemes: Consultation on the draft guideline
NICE is developing a public health guideline on Physical activity - exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity. It is an update of recommendation 5 in ‘Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity’ (NICE public health guidance 2).
All registered stakeholders for the above guideline are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website during an 6 week consultation with stakeholders.
Organisations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment.
Please note - the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE formal guideline on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.
This consultation will take place between: 19 March - 2 May 2014.
The draft guideline sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.
Please note - Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets will not be accepted. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.
Points to consider in the consultation:
- Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance.
- Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Public Health Advisory Committee’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
- The practical value of the provisional recommendations.
- Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
- Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action’ for each recommendation.
Do you think this guideline could be improved to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? If so, please include details of:
- Which particular parts of the guideline you think affect equality of opportunity.
- Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected.
- In addition are there any reasons why any of the recommendations in the guideline may result in an increase in inequality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status?
How to submit your comments
Please provide all responses to this draft guideline using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name). Please forward the form by 2 May 2014 at the very latest to Exercisereferral@nice.nhs.uk
The Institute is unable to accept:
- More than one response per stakeholder organisation
- Comments received after the consultation deadline
- Comments that are not complete on a stakeholder comments form
- Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.
What will happen to your comments?
- All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
- Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guideline is published.
- No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.
PLEASE NOTE: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.
The following evidence was used by the Public Health Advisory Committee in developing the provisional recommendations.
- Review 1 - A systematic review and economic evaluation of exercise referral schemes in primary care. A short report
- Review 2 - Review of factors that influence referral, attendance and completion of exercise referral schemes. Main report
- Review 2 - Review of factors that influence referral, attendance and completion of exercise referral schemes. Appendices
Review 1 was carried out by The University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
Review 2 was carried out by The Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE), Cardiff University.
This page was last updated: 29 June 2015