PCN Physical Activity Programme

Physical Activity Programme

We are pleased to introduce our Physical Activity Trainer for Central Camden Primary Care Network (PCN), Darren O’Toole, who will be delivering the PCN Physical Activity Programme.

Darren is a qualified personal trainer with over 12 years of experience in the sports, health, and fitness sectors. He has worked in elite sport with Watford FC and West Ham United FC, alongside working with the UK’s most experienced training provider – YMCAfit, and leading awarding organisation CYQ. His qualifications include REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level 3 Personal Trainer Award and CYQ (Central YMCA Qualification) Level 3 Assessing in the Active Leisure Sector.

The PCN Physical Activity Programme is an 8-week programme that offers FREE face-to-face physical activity sessions. The aim of the programme is to support patients to become more active, improve health outcomes and improve personal wellbeing.

Who is eligible?

Patients aged 18 years and over with no contraindications to exercise and one of the following:

  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes (Hba1c ≥42mmol/l)
  • Hypertension (BP ≥140/90mmHg)
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease (QRISK ≥10%)
  • BMI ≥30, or BAME with BMI ≥27.5

To calculate an up-to-date BMI, please use this link.

When and where do the physical activity sessions take place?

Darren will be offering face-to-face sessions at The Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DF every Monday at the following times:   





17:00 – 17:45



18:00 – 18:45



19:00 – 19:45


*The face-to-face sessions will be in mixed gender groups of 10.

What happens once you have been referred?

You will be sent a text with a link to complete a pre-questionnaire. The pre-questionnaire contains questions about your health history, your current activity and wellbeing levels, and personal health goals. Once the pre-questionnaire has been returned you will be contacted about your sessions. 

If you do not have a mobile number or are unable to access the online booking system, a member of the PCN team will call you to book an appointment. 


Last updated: 18/01/24

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