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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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Audit Role for Rugby Medical Standards

CSM, the major sport and entertainment company, is seeking to appoint a Medical Standards Auditor to assist with the delivery of its contract.  If you are interested and wish to find out more information, full details along with contact of James Bunbury, Senior Account Manager are on the attached advert.

View job advert here.


SEM Consultant post – Leicester General Hospital – closing date 10 April 2019

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, based in the Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Leicester General Hospital. This is a less than full-time post for 3-4 days per week (0.75 wte).

Leicester has a high reputation for the provision of sports medicine and surgery. The successful candidate will become a key member of an established multi-disciplinary team, including four Consultants, extended scope physiotherapists, specialty doctors, clinical nurse specialists and a podiatrist. The main responsibility will be provision of secondary care SEM services to our local population across sites in Leicestershire and at the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine based at Loughborough University. The East Midlands offers unique opportunities for developing a full-time career in Sport & Exercise Medicine.

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Training Programme Director for Sports and Exercise Medicine: Health Education England – closing date 4 April 2019

The role of Training Programme Director is to work with and support the Head of School in leading the delivery of a wide range of functions, aligned to the Health Education England mandate. 

The Training Programme Director is professionally and managerially accountable to the Head of School. The Training Programme Director will focus upon improvement of learner supervision, assessment and experience, engagement of faculty and ensuring effective educational outcomes, both now and in the future. The role is evolving and will also focus on whole workforce transformation and developing multi-professional links. 

To support the Postgraduate Dean, Training Programme Directors will work across the spectrum of health and where relevant, social care, within the context of a team, so that the provision of education reflects changing service models. This will deliver an integrated workforce comprising individuals from a spectrum of professional and other backgrounds

To maintain an understanding of current developments relating to the curriculum, as defined by the Royal College of Physicians. 

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Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant – Military Locum – Aldershot – closing date 26 April 2019

CRG Defence are seeking a professional Sports & Exercise Medicine Consultant in the Aldershot area. This is a part-time role and the successful candidate will be required to work 16 hours per week.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertaking clinical sessions for the department, carrying out fresh case assessments and reviews of all service personnel referrals. This will include liaison with referrers and line management as required to facilitate the clinical and occupational management of the patient.
  • Running a multidisciplinary team looking after patients with complex rehabilitation needs.
  • Completing reports and documentation in accordance with internal policy or the requirements of any other government department.
  • Undertaking occasional non-residential, on call responsibilities.

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Locum SEM Consultant needed at Stanford Hall (MoD)

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) or Rheumatology or Rehabilitation Medicine required to cover a locum assignment at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall, Loughborough. The post holder is to deliver consultant-led, multi-disciplinary, musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This will involve the assessment and treatment of personnel from the Armed Forces with military training and trauma related musculoskeletal injuries. For more information, please contact Sandra Needham on 0208 943 8235 or email


SEM/MSK Consultant Physician

The Blackberry Clinic Group is currently recruiting for full and part-time salaried Musculoskeletal and Sports Physicians in its 10 clinics across England and Scotland. These are Milton Keynes, Guildford, Oxford, Brighton, Croydon, Aberdeen, Havant, Ipswich, Exeter and Lichfield.

The applicants must be a SEM/ MSK Physician on the specialist register. However they can be A+E specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Rehab physicians or rheumatologists.The Blackberry Clinic Group is looking to employ specialists to undertake clinical sessions on a regular basis as well as further training and clinical development in the field of MSK and SEM medicine. They will be based in a single clinic or geographical cluster of clinics but may be asked to cover absence or holiday in any of the Blackberry Group Clinics.

The applicants will be expected to have good clinical MSK skills including being competent to inject peripheral joints and ideally experience in guided injections either with ultrasound or fluoroscopy. These skills will be developed through in-house training and appropriate clinical courses to allow the doctor to undertake a wide range of peripheral and spinal injections under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance in due course. The clinical training courses will be through individual mentoring, the Blackberry Education program and the Spine Intervention Society.

The applicant will be expected to partake in regular clinical sessions seeing appropriate patients as well as observing other physicians in the team and having supervised treatment lists while training. They will be expected to work with other practitioners to both learn and teach new skills and provide CPD sessions for their clinic and the wider Blackberry Group CPD programme.

They will also be expected to present at appropriate teaching sessions both locally and nationally while working with the Blackberry Clinic. Training and education are key aspects of the Blackberry Group’s work with provision of national and international teaching and presentations. The applicant would be expected to take part in these opportunities for the Group. A generous study leave budget and protected time to encourage professional development is included, this will be extra to training in spinal injections either through the Blackberry Education courses or via the International Spine Intervention Society as part of their ongoing training.

Salary is commensurate with experience starting at £85 – £110,000 FTE, (self-employment with fee share is also an option).There is also a significant bonus related to key performance indicators linked to improved clinical activity with more information available on request.


 Essential criteria for the post:
  • Full registration with GMC
  • On the specialist register 

Desirable criteria:

  • Diploma or MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine or Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Experience in either ultrasound or fluoroscopically guided injections
  • Previous research and/or lecturing experience

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter to Dr Simon Petrides including current salary and notice period.


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