Position Statements

Tackling in Youth Rugby

The FSEM (UK) reviewed this statement in September 2017 in light of new media reports calling for a ban on tackling at school level Rugby. Good injury surveillance and player…

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Sport pre-participation screening for AAI in Down Syndrome patients

Position Statement Introduction Down Syndrome (DS) is a clinical syndrome comprising of typical facial features and various physical and intellectual disabilities due to extra genetic material on chromosome 21, with…

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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…

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Cardiac Arrest in Young People

Position Statement The Faculty supports the work of CRY in screening for cardiac abnormalities in the young, including young athletes. There are many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people…

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK does not support the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) in sport or the notion that PED could be…

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Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport

Position Statement - Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport Joint statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and the…

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Mouthguard Use in Sport

Position Statement - Mouthguard Use in Sport Dental trauma sustained as a result of sports participation can be prevented and minimised by wearing a properly fitting and custom made mouthguard.…

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A Doctor’s Duty of Care When Attending a Football Game

Joint Statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) When the medical team, at any level of football, are requested…

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public Places

Position Statement - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public Places Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death in developed Western countries with an estimated 60,000 cases annually…

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Youth Resistance Training

Position Statement - Youth Resistance Training There has been an increase in the popularity of formalised training within young athletes, including the use of resistance training modalities. This is a…

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