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Healthy and Active Rehabilitation Programme

What is HARP?

Working in conjunction with NHS colleagues, HARP is exercise classes and activities to assist people with heart, lung, cancer, stroke or diabetic medical history to improve or maintain their health through regular physical activity.

How do I become involved in the classes?

You can be referred to HARP by a health professional e.g. GP, practice nurse, cardiac / pulmonary physiotherapist, cancer nurse specialist, stroke specialist nurse, or one of the NHS HARP team .  For people with heart, stroke or complex medical history an exercise referral form can be completed by a health professional and sent to the Health Team. For people with pulmonary condition, cancer or diabetes an activity voucher can be completed by a health professional or you can self-refer by completing the Self Referral form below:

Self Referral Form 2024

Referral form for GP and medical professionals

Once your referral form is received by the Active Living Team one of our staff members will call you to arrange an appointment for you to come and have an assessment prior to joining the class.

How much does it cost to join HARP?

Health Membership - £20.  This gives access to:

  • All health classes
  • All evolve classes
  • Off peak gym and swim

Exclusion Criteria - Patients with the following conditions are not suitable to participate in our programme

  • Unstable angina
  • Uncontrolled resting blood pressure
  • Significant drop in blood pressure during exercise
  • Tachycardia >100bpm
  • Unstable or acute heart failure
  • Uncontrolled acute sytemic illness
  • Unable to maintain seated upright position
  • Recent injury through fall without attention
  • Impared cognition such that the patient is unable to follow instructions
  • Place others and themselves at risk

Health Leaflet (PDF) [579KB]

Contact us

For more information contact:

T: 01292 269793
E: activityforhealth@south-ayrshire.gov.uk