Position Statements

Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport

Position Statement - Cross recognition of emergency care courses in sport (Updated July 2018) Joint statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care 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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DEXA Use in Sports Medicine

Position Statement - DEXA Use in Sports Medicine DEXA (Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry) has been available for over 25 years and it is now an established diagnostic tool for measuring…

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Exertional Heat Stroke – Supplement for athletes with a disability

Position Statement - Exertional Heat Stroke - Supplement for athletes with a disability There are increasing numbers of people with disabilities that participate in sporting events in the UK. Certain…

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The Future of Sport and Exercise Medicine in Scotland

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK sees a clear need for the creation of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) posts and services in NHS Scotland. The…

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National Policy for the Provision of Child Centred Physical Education

Position Statement - Provision of Child Centred Physical Education The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK supports the need for an increase in physical activity for children in the…

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Concussion Management

Statement  The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK calls for the key messages of concussion management to be understood and implemented across the NHS and at all professional and…

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