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FSEM Statement – Performance Enhancing Drugs

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) Statement re Sunday Times April 3rd 2016

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) wishes to confirm that the doctor alleged to have prescribed performance enhancing drugs in the Sunday Times of April 3rd 2016 is not a sports medicine doctor nor a Member or Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK). He is not on the General Medical Council Specialist Register as being trained in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine has been the statutory body designated to oversee training, standard setting and examination of doctors specialising in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the UK for the past 10 years. There are now over 100 doctors recognised by the General Medical Council as specialists in this expanding field of medicine. Fellows and Members of the Faculty must at all times adhere to the guidance in the GMC document Good Medical Practice and to the Faculty’s Professional Code.

It is strongly recommended that any athlete or sports organisation, wishing to consult a doctor for specialist advice on a Sport and Exercise Medicine problem should check the GMC specialist register to ensure that a doctor has undergone appropriate training in this specialty.

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