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Be Active Plus - Information for surgeries
Referring a patient
If you would like to refer a patient please complete a Be active plus referral form, or a Birmingham Lifestyle Services Referral Form (completing section D1) and send it to the Be active plus office:
Fax: 0121 464 6035
40 Moat Lane
Reports are available on Be active plus – if you would like a copy please contact the team on the details above. The following statistics are based on figures for 1st October – 31st December 2013
Information from the initial stage of Be active plus
- Target number of people to be referred from surgeries 480
- Actual number of people referred by surgeries 545
- Percentage 113%
Most common primary reasons for referral
- Obesity 25%
- Diabetes 18%
- Hypertension 17%
- Depression / anxiety 11.5%
- High CHD risk 7.5%
(note: system only measures primary reason for referral, many patients have more than one criteria ticked)
- Male 38%
- Female 62%
- Under 18 2%
- 18 – 34 17%
- 35 – 44 17.5%
- 45 – 59 35.5%
- Over 60 28%
- People who class themselves as having a disability 17%
Information from the exit stage of Be active plus
Number of people who have completed Be active plus since their start in April 2012 is 714
(note: patients are on the scheme for 3 months and so many results are still pending)
7 day PAR results.
Self reported physical activity participation rates in the previous 7 days.
- Average increase of 61 mins in physical activity participation including walking (80% increase)
- Average increase of 70 mins in physical activity participation excluding walking (226% increase)
Blood pressure and resting heart rate
- Average decrease of 3 mmHg for the systolic score
- Average decrease of 2 mmHg for the diastolic score
- Average decrease of 2 beats per minute for resting heart rate
Body Mass Index
- Average decrease of 0.5 units
- Average reduces from 33.5 to 33.0 – a 1.5% decrease
Note: both scores are still in the obese category
Patients are asked to complete a mental health questionnaire – WEMWBS – which provides a score, the higher the number the better their mental health.
- Average increase of 4 points (12% increase)
Note: the questionnaire is not designed to measure changes over time, rather for statistics for populations as a whole
Patients are asked how many alcohol free days they have each week.
- The average score remains at 6 alcohol free days per week at start and exit.
For more details contact:
Sarah Barge – Vulnerable Adults Project Manager – 464 6056 or email@example.com