The GM Cancer Prehab4Cancer and recovery programme is an exercise referral scheme providing the multi-modal interventions of exercise, nutritional support and wellbeing to participants.
Interventions will be provided before and after treatment (in some cases during). It is designed to achieve improved clinical outcomes for people recently diagnosed with cancer by improving their fitness levels prior to their cancer treatment. By taking control and engaging in the intervention’s participants experience greater quality of life, enabling them to live well with and beyond cancer, especially when recovering from their cancer treatment.
This programme has been designed based on the latest clinical research, with user-involvement and in consultation with local multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals from all relevant cancer pathway boards, including medical staff, Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and relevant Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). Advice has also been sought from relevant exercise physiology experts.
Participants will be seen by GM Active fitness instructors within their local area, in local facilities, who have had specialist training in cancer rehabilitation and other relevant courses.