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Referrals and Heartwatch


We support and offer schemes to help those that require Cardiac rehabilition help or help with weight loss.

Cardiac Service

We support the Cardiac Service delivered by NHS Leeds Community Healthcare. Please follow this link for more information about the scheme.

Heart Watch

Heart Watch is a scheme delivered by Leeds City Council with the support of NHS Leeds.  Details below.

Is it for me?

The programme is specifically designed for people with cardiac related problems, such as those recovering from a heart attack, cardiac surgery or sufferers of angina. It is also suitable for people with diabetes.

What does it involve?

The classes are circuit training based so giving a wide variety of exercises. The intensity is tailored to each individual to gain fitness without over exertion. Each class has a  British Association for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) qualified instructor who can advise on the best exercise programme for each individual.
The classes take place in Council leisure centres across the City.

How do I get involved?

To gain access to the programme we need medical information about your condition. This can be obtained via your GP or cardiologist. Please contact us for a referral form.

If you have just finished Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation, your cardiac nurse can make a referral to Heart Watch.
Heart Watch offers optional medical testing with a local GP. This test includes a full ECG treadmill test, cholesterol test, blood pressure etc. The test is similar to the BUPA health check at a fraction of the price.  

Want to know more?

For more information about the programme or to talk over any questions you may have or request a referral form please call the Heart Watch Manager, Steve Lawton, on 0113 378 2088 or by e-mail at

Heart Watch classes are available at the following leisure centres: Aireborough, Holt Park Active, John Charles Centre for Sport, John Smeaton, Kirkstall, Pudsey, Scott Hall and Wetherby.

<Weigh Ahead

We also support the Weigh Ahead programme which offers support and guidance to help you with your weight loss journey, with education on healthy eating, physical activity and signposting for further support. The Weigh Ahead programme is delivered by the NHS for more information please go to the Weigh Ahead website.

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