Adult Healthier Lifestyles – Warwickshire Residents 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, which will end in 2023. WCC will be designing a new service which will focus on improving Warwickshire resident’s physical health. The aim is the new physical health service will provide you, as a Warwickshire resident, with advice and support to help you make healthy lifestyle changes and decisions. This would be related to physical activity, weight management, stop smoking and health checks taking place in General Practices, Pharmacies, and in the community. WCC aim to encourage and support residents to be healthier so that you can 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 your chances of quitting. This service is delivered in certain General Practices, Pharmacies and community providers. 

Why your views matter

This survey is simply to hear from Warwickshire residents about a proposed new physical health service. This will be in relation to the below services:

1. Adult Weight Management

2. Physical Activity

3. Stop Smoking

4. NHS Health Checks

This engagement is to learn about future delivery idea, how best to support residents to lead a healthier lifestyle, and how to ensure smooth referral pathways for health professionals.

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

Please 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 351077 or email

What happens next

This survey has now closed. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their views with us. All feedback is now being considered and will inform our thinking on the new service. It will be considered by Public Health Warwickshire and Strategy & Commissioning in May 2022.


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