Adult Healthier Lifestyles - Health and Lifestyle Professionals Survey

Closed 8 May 2022

Opened 2 Apr 2022

Feedback updated 27 Jun 2022

We asked

We carried out engagement to hear from Warwickshire residents and Health and Lifestyle Professionals about different delivery ideas and models for the new physical health service.

The engagement was in relation to:

  • Adult Weight Management
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking Cessation
  • NHS Health Checks

The aim of the engagement was to learn about future delivery ideas, how best to support Warwickshire residents to lead a healthier lifestyle, and how to ensure smooth referral pathways for Health Professionals.

You said

There were two separate surveys, one for Warwickshire Residents and a second for Health and Lifestyle Professionals. Both surveys took place between 2nd April and 8th May 2022 and was hosted on Warwickshire County Council’s Ask Warwickshire consultation hub.

We received 956 responses in total. With the Health and Lifestyle Professional survey, 48% worked for the NHS Trust. With the Warwickshire resident survey, 53% were from South Warwickshire, 30% Warwickshire North and 17% from Rugby.

Key statistics highlighted the following:

  • 81% of Warwickshire residents and 91% of Health and Lifestyle Professionals stated a “one stop shop” to ensure ease of access to the physical health services available. A one stop shop will consist of one website, one telephone number and email address.
  • 90% of Health and Lifestyle Professionals thought Warwickshire residents should have the ability to self-refer into the new physical health service, alongside continuing with Health Professional referrals.
  • Both Health and Lifestyle Professionals (96%) and Warwickshire residents (78%) stated individuals who are physically inactive (are active for less than 30 minutes a week) and with no long term health condition should receive support in the new service.

Lastly, additional delivery methods need to be considered beyond face to face, such as virtual workshops, online chat functions, and telephone behavioural guidance.

We did

This engagement has provided an understanding of Warwickshire resident’s and Health and Lifestyle Professional’s views and opinions towards differing delivery approaches for the new physical health service. 

The findings from the surveys will help define the new service, such as;

  • Permitting both self referrals and Health Professionals
  • Creating a one stop shop whereby referrals can easily be made into the new service to access weight management, Smoking Cessation or physical activity support.
  • Tailored delivery approaches with a greater emphasize on digital technologies, whilst still delivering face to face workshops.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us.


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) currently has contracts for several physical health services, and these will be ending in 2023. The intention of WCC is to design a new combined service focused on improving physical health. The main purpose of the new service will be to support and encourage residents to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing by making healthy lifestyle choices.  

A combined Physical Health service aims to improve Warwickshire residents’ health and wellbeing by providing them with advice and support to help them make healthy lifestyle changes and support them with making healthier decisions. This would be related to physical activity, weight management, stop smoking and health checks taking place in General Practices and Pharmacies, and places in the community. We aim to encourage and support residents to be healthier in order to prevent and or reduce the risk of developing long term health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.  

About the services 

  • Adult Weight Management on Referral - This service provides a free 12-week programme of weight management support to adults aged 16+. This service is currently delivered by Slimming World and Everyone Health.  

  •  Physical Activity on Referral - This service provides a tailored 12-week programme of physical activity within a leisure centre setting. The service is for those with specific health conditions. For more information, please see:  

  • NHS Health Checks – The NHS Health Check is a prevention programme which aims to reduce the chance of a heart attack, stroke or developing some forms of dementia in people aged 40-74. Eligible Warwickshire residents are invited to a GP NHS Health Check every five years. For more information, please see:  

  • Stop Smoking – This service provides advice, support and encouragement to help improve an individual's chances of quitting. This service is delivered in certain General Practices, Pharmacies and community providers. 

Why your views matter

WCC is proposing to design a combined integrated physical health service so that we have a whole person approach to support our residents who may have multiple health risks. We also want to improve access to our services so that residents only have to go to one place or call one number to receive support. This is sometimes called a ‘one stop shop’.  

The proposed new service will provide accessible information and behavioural support services, for the three lifestyle behaviours that have the greatest impact on health and wellbeing. These are smoking, not being active enough and having an unhealthy diet.  

To help WCC to understand the needs of Warwickshire residents and health professionals we would value your views and would appreciate it if you could complete the following questionnaire. It is very important to us that the services we provide meet your needs and we want to hear your views as a Warwickshire health professional. 

How to take part 

  • Click on the link below to complete the survey online. 

  • If you would like a paper copy of the survey or need it in an alternative format such as Easy Read, please contact us by phone on 01926 476687 or email 


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