BASEM & FSEM: What a new organisation could mean for you

By Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, 20 Apr, 2023 | 3 min read

On 31 March, BASEM and FSEM circulated the ‘Outcome Report’ from our consultation exercise looking at the future of the two organisations and how we might best work together to further the SEM agenda in the UK. We particularly considered the potential for dissolving both organisations and re-forming as a College of SEM.

Deciding whether to reform as a new organisation or remain as separate but closely collaborating organisations is an important decision for our members, here’s some additional information to the Outcome Document that will help you make an informed vote on Thursday 18th May.

Proposed Membership Structure
In this document, we would like to take this opportunity to discuss the proposed structure of the new College – Proposed Membership Structure.

We had a joint working group focussing on the membership structure throughout the consultation process and you can read more about their recommendations in the Outcome Report from page 10

Since the launch of the Outcome Report we have had some questions on our specialty exam, FSEM’s Chair of Examination Committee Dr Alastair Nicol has taken some time to clarify some key points, in this document – read more here.

Specific Membership Queries
We would like also like to take this opportunity to discuss how the proposed changes might affect you based on your job role. You’ll find information specific to SEM Consultants, GPs, AHPs and SPRs.

For SEM Consultants

For General Practitioners

For Allied Health Professionals

For SEM Specialist Registrars

Eligibility for Membership of the new College
Following several queries, please read the document which contain clarification of how a potential new organisation will affect all members – read more here

Overseas Members
What will the new organisation mean for overseas memberships – read more here

Q&A Event – Tuesday 16th May
Thank you for submitting your questions over the month over April, the panel will be answering all the questions during the Q&A session on 16th May at 7:00pm – you can register to attend the Q&A here.
If you have already registered, you should have received your Zoom link to attend the Q&A session if you have not please email our External Communications Company.

FSEM’s General Meeting and VOTE – Thursday 18th May

A General Meeting of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK will be held online on Zoom at 19.30 on Thursday 18th May 2023.

As you will know the Faculty has been in consultation with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) on the future of our organisations. We are now inviting you to attend the General Meeting and vote on the proposed resolution of reforming together as a joint organisation with an aspiration to become a College of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

We would encourage you to attend the General Meeting and vote there, however if you cannot attend you can vote by proxy. You should have received communication from FSEM on Thursday 4th May regrading the General Meeting and your voting options, if you have not please contact
Please register by 5pm on Wednesday 17th May 2023 so we know how you’d like to take part in the vote.