President’s update December 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, I’d like to thank all of our Fellows and Members for their support of the FSEM over the year. It is your continued membership which allows us to represent, develop and lead the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the UK.
Whilst training and standard setting remaining our core business, engaging with organisations and government bodies to create new opportunities for our doctors, ensuring patients across the healthcare spectrum receive access to the unique medical care our specialty has to offer, will remain an important part of our strategy for 2017.
With this in mind, the FSEM is now engaging with two more important groups – Public Health England’s Moving Professionals initiative and with the FSEM/British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Working Party. Through both groups we will offer our expertise in Exercise Medicine and MSK Medicine for public health.
The FSEM will also be taking part in the open consultation Work, health and disability: improving lives via the Department for Work and Pensions and I would encourage all Fellows and Members with an interest in this to respond or encourage their associated organisations to respond. Find out more about how you can get involved in the news item below.
As always, we welcome feedback from our Fellows and Members on the Faculty and the work it carries out and our regular Council Meetings provide a platform for our members to get involved via our Council Representatives.
I wish you all a happy and healthy new year.
Dr Paul D Jackson