Exercise on Referral

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Covid-19 update

New referrals into the Exercise on Referral programme were suspended during the closure of all leisure centres following social distancing guidance during the Covid outbreak. Existing participants continue to be supported virtually. For more information and updates on leisure centres, see here.

Eligibility criteria


All service users who access the programme should be:

  • Aged over 18
  • An Islington resident and/or be registered with an Islington GP
  • Expressed a willingness and motivation to increase levels of physical activity
  • Classified as sedentary (defined as doing less than 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week- DOH guidelines 2011)
  • Have an existing health condition such as diabetes, osteoporosis, depression or other conditions


  • Significant drop in BP during exercise
  • Pain, dizziness or excessive breathlessness experienced during exertion
  • Other rapidly progressing terminal illness
  • Any unstable or uncontrolled condition
  • Service users who are physically active at a level meeting or exceeding the UK physically active guidelines

Read the full eligibility criteria for Exercise on Referral services in Islington (PDF)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Exercise on Referral form in EMIS, found in 

ISL Global Documents > Exercise on Referral folder > Exercise Referral and Adult Weight Management Referral

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