Age Healthy Norwich

In 2022 we built on an existing programme funded by a successful bid by Age UK Norwich to NHS Charities Together (Captain Tom funding), OneNorwich Practices (ONP) has funded a one-year pilot with two practices to support patients over the age of 50 with comorbid hypertension and diabetes.

The service provides a 6-month physical activity intervention of weekly sessions, in-person, virtually or class based. The sessions are run by Health Coaches who as a minimum are level 3 Personal Trainer Qualified. This is then followed by a
6-month self-care period where the patients will be able to use their skills and newly developed habits to continue their health journey. During this time, the patients are asked to complete questionnaires that look at the level of activity, flourishing and quality of life.
A full evaluation is forthcoming; however, initial results show that blood pressure has been successfully reduced to (or below) the target. Patients have reported increased confidence and satisfaction with their health and wellbeing.
The full evaluation will seek to understand the impact of this service on patient contacts with their practices as well as other clinical outcomes.