The Active Against Cancer Team
North East and Yorkshire
‘If exercise were a pill, it would be prescribed to every cancer patient.’
Active Against Cancer is one of the first services in the country to do just that; prescribing prehabilitation, in treatment exercise and rehabilitation to all cancer patients within Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. Run from a picturesque community setting, the service provides the perfect platform for peer support by delivering group-based exercise classes and wellbeing activities. Since opening in April 2019, service uptake and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
Nominated by: Andrew Jones MP