Are GPs aware there are specialist exercise instructors available locally?

How beneficial would it be for doctors to know that there is a specialist instructor at the local leisure centre? Our Lay Adviser Elaine Stott, who is a Fitness Instructor…

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Camaraderie, an endless supply of shortbread and a team approach!

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Team Diving Glasgow 2014: left to right - Sarah Bond (Physiotherapist), Donald Blackie (Paramedic), Alethea Beck (SEM Doctor), Mark Crawford (Paramedic), Linda Linton (Physiotherapist) Member of…

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Glasgow 2014 – 7,800 consultations, a great curry and a record medal haul!

  Dr David Pugh, Team Scotland Doctor and Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine takes us through his Commonwealth Games experience: My Glasgow 2014 experience started in…

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Children on Mont Blanc

Children on Mont Blanc, the Commonwealth games, and a memorial service for Professor Stewart Hillis Domhnall MacAuley is a Fellow of the FSEM (UK), CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of…

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Community based exercise referral

“GP training is a crucial link between GP practices and community based Exercise Referral Schemes.” Says FSEM (UK) Lay Adviser Jason Feavers. Whereas many fitness instructors come from a sports…

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President’s update July 2014

Following our Council meeting on the 2nd July 2014, I am pleased to say that we have reached the half year having made excellent progress in the Faculty's strategic direction. Raising Standards:…

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Is physical activity Available to all Children?

“We need action to ensure that physical activity and the great outdoors are accessible to all children and not just the privileged few”. Says Stephen Morrison, Lay Adviser to the…

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President’s update May

As we head towards the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, influencing the landscape for Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors working in the UK is top of mind. There is…

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A different approach

"People’s reasons for being inactive are real to them, we need to take a different approach to encourage physical activity for health." Says Lay Adviser Stephen Morrison Obesity related conditions…

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Inactivity v obesity

‘I experienced first-hand the dangers of inactivity then the benefits of becoming more active.’ Our Lay Adviser Stephen Morrison raises the issue of physical inactivity versus obesity, following his attendance…

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