Our cancer rehabilitation team is here to support you if you are living with and beyond cancer. Our physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists will help you to maintain and improve your physical fitness, wellbeing and quality of life.
When cancer rehabilitation is recommended
It is well-known that being physically active before, during and after treatment helps to maximize the outcomes of cancer treatment, as well as minimising treatment consequences and symptoms. The need for rehabilitation starts at the point of diagnosis by helping patients prepare for treatment or surgery (‘pre-habilitation’), and those who participate in cancer rehabilitation during and beyond treatment may experience a fuller and quicker recovery.
Your specialist nurse will use your completed Holistic Needs assessment to identify that you would like support with your physical activity and fitness. You can be referred or self-refer to our programme at any stage of your cancer care with Nuffield Health.
What to expect from our cancer rehabilitation programme
Our 12-week cancer rehabilitation programme includes:
- Physical assessment and fitness capacity test
- Complementary access to our Nuffield Health Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre for the duration of your programme
- Subsidised Fitness and Wellbeing membership rates on completion of your rehabilitation programme
- Weekly supervised exercise sessions with our clinicians
- A tailored plan for creating your healthy lifestyle
Your journey begins with a comprehensive assessment of your health including a physical assessment and fitness capacity test. We will work with you to identify and prioritise any lifestyle changes you wish to make.
Our cancer rehabilitation programme offers 12 weeks of supervised exercise in the state-of-the-art facilities at The Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre within our London City Campus. All our specialist physiotherapists and fitness professionals have had specific training in cancer rehabilitation, so you will be in safe hands. Your exercise programme will be bespoke, at the right level for you and designed to help you reach your goals. We will help you gain not just fitness but confidence in knowing how to keep active safely.
If you have any questions about our cancer rehabilitation programme either for yourself or for a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us by using the form below. Our rehabilitation programme is provided without charge for those receiving their cancer care at Nuffield Health.
Our rehabilitation programme is provided without charge for those receiving their cancer care at Nuffield Health at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. If you're receiving your care elsewhere and wish to explore access to our rehabilitation programmes please do get in touch. Our self-pay prices are:
- Initial assessment (A consultation lasting 60 minutes): £80
- A 12-week small group cancer rehabilitation programme: £260
- A 12-week bespoke 1:1 cancer rehabilitation programme: £730
What our patients said about the programme:
"My husband found out about the Nuffield Health rehab programme and persuaded me (it took a lot) to attend. I have felt nothing but supported, nurtured and cared about. The weekly sessions became something I counted down the days for, they have done so much more than repaired my physical health.
“The rehab service have given me the confidence to take control back of my body, to reattend a gym and to exercise again. I feel stronger and happier, than at times, I thought I ever would again. And you’ve done it without me realizing you were doing it. I am so grateful for this.
“You guys are running something very special, made more so by how supportive and wonderful you are. These rehab sessions have done so much more than allowed me to fall back in love with physical exercise, they have repaired my mental health and have allowed me to feel more like me again, and for that I am eternally grateful.”