Sport and Exercise Medicine can help improve the health of 1.3million NHS Staff

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) welcomes the announcement by NHS England to improve and support the health and wellbeing of 1.3million health service staff.

There is a strong link between musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and workplace wellness with half of NHS absence due to sickness being as a result of an MSK condition. A significant proportion of absences could be prevented or treated more rapidly via physical activity and exercise. Click here to view the full news item.

Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) welcomes the UK Government’s plan for a National Diabetes Prevention Programme[iii] alongside the Scottish Government’s Diabetes Improvement Plan[iv]. As part of both plans, the FSEM would like to see physical activity become a major priority, alongside dietary changes and weight loss, when it comes to the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes within the NHS. Click here to view the full statement.


Eight essential public health priorities - Making the Physically Active Choice


A fresh approach to healthcare and the prevention of illness on our Publications Page

Training and Assessment

Ultrasound Clinical Assessment is now available to our members click here

We offer a CESR application advice service for members click here

Other useful links -  Exercise for Life Booklet, Student Exercise Prescription Booklet, Appraisal & Revalidation, BASEM

  • Sport and Exercise Medicine has a role to play in improving the health of 1.3 million NHS staff

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    3 September
  • Professor Sir Harry Burns Speaking at the Sport and Exercise Medicine Diploma Ceremony

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    26 August
  • Physical Activity can Prevent and Treat Type 2 Diabetes

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    20 August