ReferAll, a specialist in software solutions for exercise referral, have designed and created an online database to make exercise referral processes more effective and efficient through providing accurate and secure real-time information on exercise referral services.

Through creating an online platform linked to ReferAll’s existing platform, data on exercise referral schemes can be collated, shared and analysed to inform future services.

ukactive is working with ReferAll to analyse the live data stream to build up a picture of patient experience over time and the impact of current referral schemes, with the capability to measure outcomes relating to the five outcomes in the Government’s Sporting Future: physical activity, mental wellbeing, individual/social development and economic development, also built into the online system.

This project, a first for the industry, aims to build a broader evidence base for the use of exercise and physical activity programmes in the improvement of quality of life, prevention, and management of disease, responding to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendation that further research into the effectiveness of exercise referral schemes be conducted.