E-Petition: NHS services for people who do sport or exercise

FSEM Fellow Dr Leon Creaney has started a government e-petition to increase NHS services for people who do sport or exercise. While the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM)was…

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FSEM comment on Government response to House of Lords Report

Following the Government response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation's health,…

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The Practicioner: Faculty article

Time to encourage patients to take more exercise Faculty Fellow Dr David Pugh has penned a Special Report in The Practitioner’s September issue on the ways GPs can encourage patients…

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GMC to recommend that revalidation for doctors should begin

The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed that it will recommend to the Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, that revalidation for doctors should begin in…

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Prof Batt comments on trampolining for children

Following assertions by some paediatricians that garden trampolining 'should be actively discouraged', the Faculty’s Professor Mark Batt gave comment to the Telegraph on this topic. The American Academy of Paediatrics…

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FSEM pilot study published

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine conducted a pilot study, aiming to develop a clear understanding of the variety of job plans across sports and exercise medicine, to establish a…

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Secretary of State announces Revalidation to start in December

Every doctor practising in the UK will be subject to regular revalidation to help improve the quality of patient care, it was announced today by the Secretary of State for…

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Lancet article: Sport and exercise medicine in undergraduate training

An article published in The Lancet and penned by Dr Rod Jaques, President-Elect of the Faculty, and Dr Mike Loosemore calls for Sport and Exercise Medicine to be incorporated into…

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Olympic and Paralympic legacy huge opportunity to improve UK’s shocking physical activity levels, say leading Sport Medicine doctors

Leading Sport and Exercise Medicine doctors are highlighting the ‘urgent need’ for the Olympic and Paralympic legacy to help increase the UK’s physical activity levels. Changing culture by making exercise…

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BBC article: Why Paralympians need ‘extreme sports medicine’

FSEM Fellow and Paralympics GB doctor Dr Richard Weiler was interviewed by the BBC’s Health team on his role as a sport medicine practitioner at the Games. Dr Weiler, who…

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