Information for professional referrers

What is Get Healthy Rotherham?

  • Get Healthy Rotherham is a service that enhances the support you provide by helping your patients to make changes for a healthier lifestyle. We know that changing lifestyle habits is not easy, so Get Healthy Rotherham offers a range of services and support to help patients become healthier through structured behaviour change programmes
  • It is a single point of access for Rotherham residents over the age of 18 (or 12 for smoking cessation support) that provides support with making healthy lifestyle changes
  • Only one referral to Get Healthy Rotherham is required to access a wide range of support and information
  • Get Healthy Rotherham offers holistic support and follow up for residents who need support with multiple issues
  • Get Healthy Rotherham provides lifestyle services directly, including stop smoking and weight management, without any onward referral required

How do I refer a patient to Get Healthy Rotherham?

  • The quickest and easiest way to refer is by completing the short professional referral form here
  • Residents can also self-refer by registering on this website or calling 01709 718720
  • GP practices can complete a Get Healthy Rotherham referral form (available here) and email the form to parkwood.gethealthyrotherham@nhs.net

Referral tips

So that Get Healthy Rotherham can contact the person you have referred quickly, please:

  • Indicate the most convenient time for contact when completing the referral form
  • Indicate the reasons that the service may be able to benefit them
  • Make sure that the referral form has been fully completed

How can I get more leaflets and referral information?

  • To order leaflets and posters please contact: parkwood.gethealthyrotherham@nhs.net
  • For GPs, if you wish to download our referral form that can be uploaded to your clinical system, please click here
  • To download our service leaflet that can be printed and issued to a client, please click here
  • Our under 18s smoking cessation service guide can be downloaded here

 

What can residents referred to Get Healthy Rotherham expect?

  • All residents referred will receive a phone call, usually within 48 hours or at a time of their choice
  • If residents self-refer they can complete an online or phone assessment at any time
  • Those referred will be asked a series of questions to understand their lifestyle, what support they would like and what services they are eligible for
  • Residents can then choose which services they would like to find out more about and request a referral or signpost
  • Residents will be followed up over 12 months to find out how they are getting on and to offer additional support
  • All Get Healthy Rotherham services are free. Some external services that Get Healthy Rotherham refer or signpost to may have a charge. The resident will be informed if there is a charge before they choose to be referred

Who can access the service and what services could they access through Get Healthy Rotherham?

  • The Get Healthy Rotherham single point of access is available to all Rotherham residents over the age of 18 (or 12 for smoking cessation support)
  • Some services are subject to eligibility criteria which will be checked by Get Healthy Rotherham
  • Get Healthy Rotherham provides tailored support for each client’s individual circumstances.
  • Get Healthy Rotherham directly provides digital lifestyle support for stop smoking, losing weight, getting more active, and drinking less alcohol along with phone or face to face support with stop smoking and weight management 

Get Healthy Rotherham also refers and signposts to a wide range of external services including:

  • Physical Activity services such as Rotherham United Community Sport Trust, Functional Fitness and Places for People Leisure
  • Diabetes Management & Support programmes
  • Digital online resources to support healthy lifestyle change
  • Alcohol and drug reduction 

The list of available services is always expanding, if you would like further details of the directory of Rotherham lifestyle services available via Get Healthy Rotherham, or if you wish to recommend a service for us to signpost to, please contact: parkwood.gethealthyrotherham@nhs.net

How can I feedback on the service?

  • We appreciate all feedback, good or otherwise!  Your feedback forms an important part of our continuous improvement of Get Healthy Rotherham.
  • Please submit your feedback here