Expedition medicine’s role in sports and exercise medicine training

By Phil Clelland Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series This summer, I worked for British Exploring as the senior medic on their Project New Horizons expedition and provided medical cover for 67 participants during a three week trip to North West Iceland. This expedition aimed to inspire young people […]

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Passionate about proactive healthcare? Look no further…#MET2015

Move Eat Treat is a movement to equip all healthcare practitioners with the skills to positively influence their patients’ lifestyle choices, fostering a healthy and happy Great Britain. As follow-up from our groundbreaking inaugural summit in 2013, we invite you to join us at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in London on […]

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“Thank-You” to the pioneering clinicians who paved the way for SEM specialist training

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) In 2005, the Department of Health formally recognized Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) as a medical speciality. One year later the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) was born and with it the specialist training program. Since its inception, the program has produced […]

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Fighting (Physical) Inactivity (3 important conference dates!): Committee of the European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians

By Dr Amir Pakravan Physical inactivity is the fourth risk factor for mortality in the world and responsible for 6% of deaths globally. Healthcare costs of physical inactivity are immense. Inactive adults spend up to 38% more days in hospital and it is estimated that physical inactivity is the main cause for up to 25% of […]

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The FA Medical Masterclass in Disability Football: highlights from the expert presentations

By Liam West (@Liam_West)       The first Football Association (@FA) Medical Masterclass in Disability Football meeting at @StGeorgesPark was a resounding success. It showcased both homegrown talents and imported experts; speaker profiles are available here. Dr. Richard Weiler and Dr Osman Ahmed (@osmanhahmed) hosted the day. Summary of key take home messages: Introduction to […]

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Introduction to Sports Injuries Management, Royal College of Surgeons: A Course Review

By Thomas Harte An “Introduction to Sports Injuries Management” is a one-day course run by the Royal College of Surgeons (England). It was held on the 5th of December 2013 and cost £150. The Royal College of Surgeons state the aim of the course is to provide “an introductory overview of the diagnosis, predisposing factors, […]

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Bizarre breaking news: Government finally releases a strategy for childhood physical activity using it as punishment. Early April fool, ignorant Olympic legacy or plain clueless?

By Richard Weiler, Sam Allardyce, Greg Whyte, Emmanuel Stamatakis This week the UK government Department of Education has released a new strategy to improve school discipline, including the alarming strategy that physical activity should be used as punishment, recommended (on page 8) as running laps around school playing fields (READ FULL STRATEGY HERE). Another defining moment […]

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Exercise Medicine In Wales – Gathering momentum in pursuit of an active nation

By Dr Rhodri Martin (@rhodmartin) and Bryn Savill (@BrynSavill) Wales – An inactive nation The physical inactivity pandemic is none more evident than here in Wales. The Welsh Health Survey 2012 reports that 71 percent of the population are not doing at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, on five or more days […]

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