NERS Cancer Pathway: Introduction

The Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is based on best practice from around the UK (the current evidence base) and operates to National Standards.


The scheme is supported by the Welsh Government working in partnership with the Welsh Local Government Association, Local Authorities, Public Health Wales and Local Health Boards.


This Guidance Manual is supported by Macmillan Cancer Support.


All Exercise Professionals are:

  • Qualified to a minimum Level 3 that meets the National Occupational Standards
  • Qualified or working towards and supervised by a CanRehab Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Able to access recommended literature to support their delivery and self

For more information contact:


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

Tel : 02920 468680
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