Fair play at the Olympics

Fair play at the Olympics: testosterone and female athletes Peter Sonksen, University of Southampton and Daryl Adair, University of Technology Sydney There are performance differences between the sexes in elite…

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President’s update May 2016

It has been a busy two months for the Faculty following my last update. I am pleased to say that we have submitted responses to both the Draft Cycling and…

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President’s Update March 2016

I am pleased to report this month that we have been making great progress in our efforts to engage with the government on physical activity and the relevance of our…

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President’s Update January 2016

We welcome in the New Year and a second Vice President Following the election of Dr Justin Hughes as Vice President earlier in 2015, I am pleased to announce that Dr Natasha Jones…

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Now more than ever we need action on obesity

By Stephen Morrison @HowManyMiles_ First published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine BJSM blog 13 January 2016. Now more than ever, we need action to prevent the growing trend…

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ULTRASOUND CLINICAL ASSESSEMENT – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Dr Chris Tomlinson was one of the first candidates to complete the Faculty’s Ultrasound Clinical Assessment for Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) doctors and found out that the process was…

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Why the NHS needs to get its approach to exercise ‘match fit’

Helen Greenough, a freelance writer for health and wellbeing discusses physical activity ‘a significant untapped resource’ for the NHS. Helen is also a mother to 2 children (and a dog!)…

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Does NHS falls prevention stop first time falls?

Does the NHS falls prevention programme stop someone from falling or just try to stop them from falling again? Our Lay Adviser Elaine Stott, Fitness instructor with a level 4…

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Sport and Exercise Medicine and Perioperative Medicine a future collaboration

Dr Huw Evans and colleagues at the University Hospital of Wales outline the benefits of exercise and cardiopulmonary exercise testing “The concept that exercise is a preoperative medicine is gaining…

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How can we increase interest in physical activity interventions?

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK is taking a lead in developing the role of medics in using specific exercise for the treatment of a range of…

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