The Prehab4Cancer Programme incorporates exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for improved clinical outcomes and quality of life.
It uses a personalised care approach to risk stratify participants and offer them a pathway that best meets their needs. For some this will be a self managed exercise prescription, for others this will include supervised High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and strengthening sessions in small groups.
It includes regular nutritional screening. Patients who are identified as medium to high risk will be highlighted back to their CNS / keyworker for dietetic assessment.
In the prehab phase, prior or during their treatment, participants will receive an exercise “dose” graded to their ability, In recovery, they will be supported to exercise using a patient-centred approach, accessing activities they wish to in leisure facilities and the wider community.
The GM Active fitness instructors are based across Greater Manchester, in leisure facilities close to where participants live. They are cancer rehabilitation qualified and experienced in working with people with health conditions.
It is based on latest research and co-designed with relevant NHS healthcare professionals, exercise experts and user involvement.