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Be Active Plus - Information for surgeries

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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
Email: bhambeactiveplus@nhs.net
Manor House
40 Moat Lane
B5 5BD


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 July– 30th September 2014

Information from the initial stage of Be active plus

Referral rate:

  • Target number of people to be referred from surgeries 480
  • Actual number of people referred by surgeries 643
  • Percentage 134%

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 1503

(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 75 mins in physical activity participation including walking to a total of 150min per week; the national recommended target. (100% increase)

• Average increase of 72 mins in physical activity participation excluding walking (240% 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 1 beats per minute for resting heart rate

Body Mass Index

• Average decrease of 0.8 units

• Average reduces from 33.5 to 32.7 – a 2.4% decrease

Note: both scores are still in the obese category

Mental Health

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 sarah.barge@birmingham.gov.uk