No specific assessment has been made.
In Sheffield, the NCSEM is a partnership consisting of 12 stakeholders that represent all elements of civic life in the city. The vision is to create a culture of physical activity that sees Sheffield become the most active city in the United Kingdom by 2020.
As a way of enhancing the role of physical activity as a viable treatment option in National Health Service care, existing clinical services were re-located (where appropriate and practical) into the NCSEM facilities. At these centres patients receive their usual NHS care but do so in an environment that promotes physical activity.
On an annual basis around 80,000 patients are referred to one of the NCSEM Sheffield centres at Graves, Concord or Thorncliffe. The vast majority of these referrals are for musculoskeletal service-related conditions. This is considered an important marker of success for the partnership and underlines the commitment to delivering the NCSEM and musculoskeletal vision in Sheffield.