Careers in SEM

Careers in Sport and Exercise Medicine can be varied in this broad-based specialty and SEM practitioners tend to work with in a multi-disciplinary team. SEM practitioners can work in a number of settings providing medical care across the NHS and sport and exercise at all levels.

SEM in the NHS

Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) services in the NHS are flexible and can be delivered in primary, secondary and intermediate care settings. SEM physicians and consultants work in the NHS delivering Exercise Medicine Services and providing SEM led Musculoskeletal Services.

Currently 19 NHS trusts in England employ SEM Consultants*. As growing numbers of medical professionals choose to specialise in the area. the Faculty is actively working to increase the number of Sport and Exercise Medicine positions in the NHS.

(*source Heath Education England Medical medical workforce planning programme for Sport and Exercise Medicine 2016)

Job Vacancies

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Health Education England – Thames Valley

Job Title: Academic Clinical Fellowship in Sport & Exercise Medicine OR Infectious Diseases, OR Immunology at ST3 level.

Salary: £36,461 – £46,208

Job Type: Fixed Term Temporary

Opening Date: Monday 8 October 2018

Closing Date:Monday 5November 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for vacancies on the Health Education England -Thames Valley Academic Clinical Fellowship training programme in Sport & Exercise Medicine at ST3OR Infectious Diseases at ST3 OR Immunology at ST3 to commence on7 August 2019.

HEE Thames Valley’s world-leading biomedical and clinical research environment offers outstanding opportunities to combine comprehensive clinical, academic and research training for those with the ambition and motivation to shape the future of medicine. Our clinical academic training programmes are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic applicants with the potential to excel in both their clinical and research training.

The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the necessary educational and staffing approvals and the post will attract an NTN(A).

For more information see here


Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Part time (6.5 PA’s) Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The department of Sports Medicine was established at Leicester General Hospital in 1993. Since that time it has been a key provider of musculoskeletal care locally and has played an important role in the development of the sports medicine on national basis. The SEM department has evolved over recent years to meet the challenges of the healthcare economy and the needs of the specialty. This post has been developed to help take forward the Trust’s vision for SEM within the NHS. It will allow the Trust to deliver current SEM activity levels, whilst accommodating changes to Consultant job plans and to improve the service offered to patients in the county.

The main duties will be the provision of secondary care Sport and Exercise Medicine services to the people of Leicestershire including a significant number of tertiary referrals. The post is suitable for individuals with comprehensive clinical experience of sport and exercise and musculoskeletal medicine. They will be on the specialist register in SEM or within 6 month of a CCT in SEM.

A keen and active role in audit, teaching and research is anticipated. This will include undergraduates and SEM trainees on the East Midlands rotation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of SEM in Leicester.

Closing date: 19th of October 2018

For more information see the listing here





Locum Consultant SEM or Rheumatology and Rehabilitation post – Stanford Hall

Locum Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine or Rheumatology or Rehabilitation Medicine required to work at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall, Loughborough.

This is a full time locum post  delivering musculoskeletal rehabilitation for young injured service personnel.

For further information, please contact Sandra Needham at Military Medical Personnel. Tel 0208 943 8235 or email


Locum GPs with Diploma in SEM required to work in MoD settings – vacancies nationwide

Locum GPs with  Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) required to cover part time  posts at various MoD’s Regional Rehabilitation Units nationwide. The successful candidates will work as part of a multidisciplinary team looking after Military patients with complex musculoskeletal sport, exercise and training injuries and will provide a range of investigations and treatment interventions such as Musculoskeletal ultrasounds, Injections Therapy and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. Part time vacancies available at the following locations:

  • Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Prior MoD experience is not essential.

For further details, please call Sandra Needham on 0208 943 8235 or email


Useful resources

NHS Job Plans and Service Description (explains SEM within the context of the NHS): download here

NHS Health Careers – Sport and Exercise Medicine overview

NHS medical careers events: view here

A Fresh Approach in Practice documents: promoting SEM in the NHS: download here