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The National Exercise Referral Framework

Author: Woods C, McCaffrey N, Furlong B, Fitzsimons-D'Arcy L, Murphy M, Harrison M, Glynn L, O'Riordan J, O'Neill B, Jennings S, Peppard C.

Publication Year: 2016



Executive Summary
Section 1: Background
Section 2: Summary of Literature
Section 3: Development of the NERF
Section 4: Vision
Section 5: Key Stakeholders
Section 6: Participant Pathway
Section 7: Evaluation Framework
Section 8: Business Model
Section 9: NERF Establishment
Section 10: Future Development


The development of a proposed National Exercise Referral Framework was commissioned by Health Promotion and Improvement and led by DCU. The final document had input from a Working Group, a Steering Group, a HSE Cross-Divisional Group and an Advisory Panel – which was made up of over sixty representatives from the health and non-health sectors.

There are a number of practical steps now required to determine the feasibility of the proposed framework as a national model and its alignment with the Chronic Disease Prevention and Integrated Care Pathways within the health services. These include: i) the identification of a sustainable funding and operating model; ii) the design, development and integration of chronic disease care pathways and iii) a phased implementation plan that would build on the existing programmes. The Health & Wellbeing Division of the HSE will lead the next phase of this project.

Format Download
Keywords exercise guidelines
Publisher HSE
Classification exercise guidelines
Pages 92
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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