Medical Record Keeping in Sport

Position Statement

Doctors giving medical advice and treatment at any level of sport are required, under the GMC’s Good Medical Practice 2013, to keep medical records. These records must be made at the time of the event or as soon as possible after the event.

Reference: GMC Good Medical Practice, ‘Record your work clearly, accurately and legibly’ Domain 1, para 19 – 21

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©Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK – Medical Record Keeping in Sport Published April 2017 to be reviewed April April 2020.