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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Sport and Exercise Medicine/MSK consultant opportunities at Blackberry Clinic – Milton Keynes, Guildford, Lichfield and Aberdeen.

The applicants need to be on the Specialist Register for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery or Rehabilitation Medicine and hold Bupa recognition.

Clinical sessions are available in the following locations:

  • Blackberry Clinic, Milton Keynes – 2-3 days
  • Blackberry Clinic, Guildford – 2 days
  • Blackberry Clinic, Lichfield – 1 day
  • Blackberry Clinic, Aberdeen- 1 day

They will have the option of advanced MSK training (depending on requirement) in spinal interventions, ultrasound scanning and clinical development in the field of Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine. The applicant will be expected to have a range of MSK/SEM clinical skills and partake in regular clinical sessions seeing appropriate patients for their skill set. They will be expected to work with other practitioners to both teach and learn new skills and provide occasional CPD sessions for the clinic and the wider Blackberry Group CPD programme. Training and education are key aspects of the Blackberry Group’s work.

 Essential criteria for the post:

  • Full registration with GMC
  • On the Specialist Register for SEM or the above mentioned specialities.
  • Recognised by Bupa and other insurance companies.

The post can be self-employed with fee-share or salaried depending on experience and requirements.

Any consultants who are new to the SEM specialist register can have additional training provided as needed to fulfil the needs of the post.

Please forward this information to colleagues who may be interested.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please reply with CV to: Dr Simon Petrides at


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 5 November 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 on 7 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


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