Tuesday, 28 August 2012

ISOKINETIC Football Medicine Strategies London 2013 Muscle and Tendon Injuries 22/04/2013 www.footballmedicinestrategies.com

Course Summary:

The lsokinetic Medical Group, a FlFA Medical Centre of Excellence, is proud to announce that the 22" International Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology Conference will return to London following its success in 2012. Whilst the previous conference focused exclusively on the knee, in 2013 we will concentrate on footballers' muscle and tendon injuries.

An outstanding selection of internationally recognised experts in Football Medicine will converge to share their knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas. Furthermore, we hope to continue our commitment of promoting research and scientific sharing by organising this meeting in conjunction with the FlFA & UEFA Medical Committees, F-MARC and The FA.

The conference will boast over 100 leading speakers, ranging from academics to surgeons, physiotherapists to club physicians.

The conference has been designed based upon the common challenges presented to football players and their support teams and is a unique opportunity for the global Football Medicine community to congregate and share the most recent research for practical application at all levels of the game.

--- Key Sessions ---

We have organised over 18 sessions across multiple rooms, providing each delegate with an opportunity to attend sessions they find the most interesting and relevant for their disciplines. These include the Groin Pain, Hamstriong Lesions, Upper Limb Muscle & Tendon Injuries, Quadriceps & Patellar Tendon Injuries, Calf Muscle & Achilles Tendon Injuries, Muscle & back Pain, Injection therapies and many more.

--- Conference aimed at ---

Club physicians, physiotherapists, academics in SEM, orthopaedic surgeons, sports therapists, fitness/rehabilitation coaches, sport scientists, aspirational students/trainees, coaches and General Practitioners.

--- SUMMIT – 22nd APRIL 2013 ---

The current cost of injuries in professional sport is extremely high, both in economic and social costs, making the debate around health, rehabilitation and injury prevention in professional and amateur players all the more topical.

Increasing use of artificial turf, new types of equipment, higher physical and commercial demands: as well as an increasing numbers of games played have all modified the incidence and type of injuries players experience, in turn affecting the way in which we handle rehabilitation.

Speakers at this Summit will share their own expertise from daily, on-field experience through oral presentations and practical sessions.

--- Registration ---

Before Feb 1st 2013

After Feb 2nd 2013

Both Days + Satellite Summit £375 / £200* £550 / £300*

Single day (Saturday or Sunday) £225 / £100* £275 / £150*

Satellite Summit only £75 / £50* £100 / £75*

* Denotes Student rates; a valid Student Card is required to receive these discounts

--- Further information ---

Website: www.footballmedicinestrategies.com

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Monday, 25 June 2012

Consultant in SEM required in London

Connect Physical Health require an SEM Consultant to work in London across its two Community NHS Musculoskeletal contracts.

The first contract in Camden is well established and the successful applicant will take over the role from the current SEM Consultant in post. The Camden role includes assessment and management of GP- referred patients as part of a multidisciplinary MSK team including Physiotherapists, Podiatry, Osteopaths, GPs with Special Interest (GPwSI), Rheumatologist, Orthopaedic Surgeons and integrated Pain Service. In this contract there are strong links with University College Hospital (UCH) and Royal Free Hospital.

The second contract is due to begin in September in Kensington& Chelsea involving a new GP-commissioned NHS community MSK service. This contract will be provided in full partnership with Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust Hospital and involves a similar multidisciplinary community service to Camden. The post-holder would work within this service clinically alongside Trust staff as well as sit on the “MSK Board” which oversees the successful running of the service. The SEM Consultant would support the Clinical Director of the ChelWest musculoskeletal department (an Orthopaedic Surgeon) overseeing the clinical aspects of the service.

In both contracts, the post-holder would have responsibility for clinical support to the team, particularly the physiotherapists at all levels and GPwSIs. There would also be a teaching commitment to the rest of the team and GPs within both boroughs. In addition Connect plans to run a GPwSI training programme in London, reproducing successful programmes elsewhere in the UK. The post-holder would be a key person in the operation of this programme and teaching on it. The successful applicant will possess excellent clinical skills and skills/ developing proficiency with MSK Ultrasound.

Connect Physical Health is a longstanding independent provider of high quality NHS MSK services with patients at the centre of care. Connect is expanding rapidly in the Community MSK sector across the UK and in London. The successful candidate in this role would be expected to be able to represent Connect favourably to GP Commissioners and potential partner organisations including NHS Hospital Trusts. The ability to relate to GPs and Hospital Consultants will be an important part of the role.

Linked to this role, there is the potential for 2 sessions in SEM at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and University College Hospital, London. Pending approvals, the Connect MSK opportunity would provide four sessions per week plus extra sessions for GPwSI training, with up to two extra sessions in SEM possible at UCH.

This is an exciting role with the ability to develop the scope of the role and clinical practice. It is likely that further sessions up to full-time may develop. The candidate would be fully supported by the Clinical Lead for Connect, a Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine. Start date would be as soon as possible after 1st August.

Applications by post containing a letter of application and up to date CV to:
Dr Graeme Wilkes, 36 Apex Business Village, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 7BF or by email to graeme.wilkes@connectphc.co.uk
If you wish further information please email Dr Graeme Wilkes at graeme.wilkes@connectphc.co.uk including a contact telephone number. Further Connect Physical Health information at www.connectphc.co.uk

General Practitioner / Sports Medicine Lead Sedbergh School and Medical Centre

General Practitioner / Sports Medicine Lead

0.6 FTE (3 days / week)

Sedbergh Medical Centre is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated doctor to play a leading role in the development of high quality medical services to both the local community and Sedbergh School.

Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and boasting excellent transport links, Sedbergh Medical Centre is a newly constructed and expertly equipped facility serving almost 4,000 registered patients from the local area. You will be required to deliver General Practice services in this dynamic surgery and build upon a growing reputation.

In addition, the successful candidate will direct the delivery of Sports Medicine and General Practice services to the next generation of sporting talent at Sedbergh School. Renowned for its rich sporting tradition, high quality musculo-skeletal services are required for pupils aged between 13-18.
Ambitious individuals with a particular interest in Sports Medicine are invited to apply for this unique and exciting opportunity.

Candidates must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience, a history of treating sporting injuries and an ability to conduct departmental audits. Desirable attributes include specialist SEM registration and qualifications, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and experience of delivering QOF.
Closing date for applications: 2nd July 2012

To apply or receive further information recruit@sportinghealthgroup.com
Tel: +44 (0) 207 193 7929

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Physician required for the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine Tier II

Anglia Community Enterprise (ACE) Colchester Area

Salary £74,505 per annum pro rata

An opportunity has arisen for a 6 month fixed term position with the possibility for extending the arrangement.  Locum or secondment opportunity.

There are 4-6 sessions per week and consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work all or some of the sessions. 

 The physician (s) will be required:-

  • To work as part to the Tier 2 Musculoskeletal service within ACE along with the existing physician
  • To receive referrals from other Health Professionals (primarily General Practitioners) regarding patients with musculoskeletal and/or exercise/activity-related problems.
  • To provide a high standard consultation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment service for such patients
  • To communicate with the patients General Practitioner
  • To advise the referral and booking service where problems arise triaging patients with musculoskeletal problems.
  • To see patients with knee
  • To maintain spreadsheets for audit purposes.
  • X Ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology and all usual investigative facilities are available
  • Facilities for joint and soft tissue injection available.
  • Links with ACE and Colchester Hospital Physiotherapy services and links with ACE podiatry service are in place.
  • All consultations will be recorded on Systm1
  • Secretarial support is provided.

The successful candidate(s) is likely to have -
    • Higher qualifications and experience in Sport and Exercise or Musculoskeletal Medicine
    • Considerable practical experience in Musculoskeletal Medicine
    • Ability to perform joint and soft tissue injections
    • Ability to record consultations on an IT system.

For more information please contact Dr Peter Skew 01255 201605 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or e-mail  peterskew@nhs.net

Part Time Team Physician Manchester City FC

Manchester City Football Club is looking to recruit a Team Physician-1st Team and Elite Development Squad to join the Medical and Sport Science team on a part-time basis.
The successful candidate will assist the Head of Sports Medicine in their role of leading and managing medical services based within the 1st Team / EDS, in addition to making clinical and operational decisions. Key tasks will include:
  • Acute Intervention: To direct the injury management of all 1st Team / EDS players with the aim of optimising the healing process.
  • Injury Prevention: Reduce the risk of injury occurrence within the 1st Team / EDS with the development of appropriate screening and injury prevention strategies.
  • Rehabilitation: Design evidence based protocols for return to full function of the 1st Team / EDS players and allow them to compete at the highest level while minimising the risk of reoccurrence of injury.
The Team Physician- 1st Team/EDS will possess skills and knowledge including an excellent range of clinical treatment skills, excellence in the understanding and delivery of rehabilitative medicine from plinth to pitch and demonstrate the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality. In addition they will have significant post qualification experience, full GMC registration and a diploma in Sports Medicine or equivalent. The successful candidate will also have significant experience working in UK elite sport with a multidisciplinary sports science and medicine team and experience in managing and co-ordinating therapy staff in the delivery of injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies.

The role will be part-time, working approximately 70 days per year (approximately one day per week + holiday cover) and the successful candidate will require an MCFC CRB check prior to starting.
At MCFC we work for equality and fairness in all we do. We welcome applications from people across all of the community.
To apply please send a covering letter along with your CV to jobs@mcfc.co.uk quoting reference: PB/195-10041012
Closing date: 10th April 2012
Please note we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview. 

Job Description
Job title
Team Physician
1st Team/EDS
Medical and Sport Science
Position and reporting line
Head of Medicine

No. of direct reports
Purpose of role
To assist the Head of Sports Medicine in his role of leading and managing medical services based within the 1st Team / EDS, in addition to making clinical and operational decisions on a daily basis.
Key relationships
Head of Medicine
Head of Sport Science and Conditioning
Chief Football Operations Officer
1st Team Manager
1st Team / EDS Coaching Staff
Sports Science Staff
Performance Analysis Team
Player Care Team

Key Tasks

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities

Experience & Knowledge

Personal Attributes

  • Work with and cover for the Head of Medicine when he is away from the football club performing the following duties.
  • Acute Intervention: To direct the injury management of all 1st Team / EDS players with the aim of optimising the healing process.
  • Injury Prevention: Reduce the risk of injury occurrance within the 1st Team / EDS with the development of appropriate screening and injury prevention strategies.
  • Rehabilitation: Design evidence based protocols for return to full function of the 1st Team / EDS players and allow them to compete at the highest level while minimising the risk of reoccurrence of injury.
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary approach of working within the department that includes close links to all areas of the club.
  • To maintain all legal and professional qualifications in relation to own profession and maintain the equivalent standards for all the therapists within the department.
  • To create relationships with players and coaches to support injury rehabilitation needs.
  • To assist appropriate Continuous Professional Development training for all 1st Team / EDS therapists.
  • To ensure the latest clinical, scientific and technical innovations to practice are incorporated into maintaining the highest level of care.
  • As part of the Sports Medicine Department provide emergency aid cover for both training sessions and matches. To maintain up to date AREA or equivalent accreditation to meet all legal requirements for this specific part of the role.
  • To attend and professionally engage in the internal emergency aid training programme.
  • To maintain detailed records for the department of all therapy care in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a Continuous Professional Development portfolio consistent with elite sports medicine, including annual appraisal by the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

  • Having a clear sense of purpose to drive action and inspire innovation amongst staff.
  • Maintaining clear, consistent, and decisive leadership and management of staff.
  • Setting and meeting clear targets and managing staff to achieve high performance outcomes.
  • Set and maintain high standards of work performance and deliver quality consistently and efficiently.
  • Possessing communication skills that are clear, engaging and responsive.
  • Develop networks, create and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Have facilitation skills, including the ability to manage and resolve tensions, disputes and conflicts.
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills
  • Excellent range of clinical treatment skills
  • Excellence in the understanding and delivery of rehabilitative medicine from plinth to pitch.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of injury prevention programmes and protocols.
  • An excellent understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast moving environment.
  • Managing change and embedding new ways of working.
  • Demonstrate a good level of PC literacy.
  • Analysis of data reports.
  • Delegation and holding others to account.
  • Challenging staff performance and motivating others.

  • Significant experience working in UK elite sport with a multidisciplinary sports science and medicine team.
  • Experience in managing and co-ordinating therapy staff in the delivery of injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies.


Significant post qualification experience and full GMC registration.
  • Diploma in Sports Medicine or equivalent

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Pro-active and engaging style.
  • A winning attitude.
  • Strong 'can do' approach.
  • Remain calm under pressure.
  • High work commitment.
  • Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement.
  • Highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality.
  • Champions a culture of high performance and success.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Long term commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary medical team.

Leadership- 3 / 4
Self and Team Development- 3
Collaboration- 3
Innovation- 3
Decision Making- 3
Performance Management- 3

Competency Levels
Expert 4 Exceeds the required level required for this competency
Experienced 3 Demonstrates most of the required competency examples
Competent 2 Demonstrates some of the required competency examples
Developing 1 Demonstrates none of the required competency examples


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Clinical Director - Perform @ St Georges Park

Spire Healthcare, a leading provider of private healthcare, is proud to announce its search for a Clinical Director to launch its new Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Performance service at St.George’s Park, the new home of English football.
  • A unique opportunity to lead the delivery of clinical excellence and govern Perform’s medical, rehabilitation and performance services.
  • Responsibility to drive action and inspire innovation in sports medicine services and research.
  • A key role in managing the clinical relationship between Perform and The FA’s Medical Services department.
  • Operate Sport and Exercise Medicine clinics and work alongside the senior management team at Spire Healthcare to deliver commercial objectives.

Candidates must have experience in an elite sporting environment, hold specialist SEM qualifications and display evidence of leadership within clinical settings.

Desirable attributes include project management skills and business acumen.

Closing date for applications: 5th March 2012.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to:
+44 (0) 207 193 7929


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Emergency Medical Management in Individual/Team Sports (EMMiITS)

Approved by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM) for their gold level Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pathway and pending approval from Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty Pre Hospital care.

Date: 14-15 April 2012

Venue: Ramsden Building at the University of Huddersfield

This intensive and highly practical advanced sports trauma course is suitable for doctors, physiotherapists, paramedics, chiropractors and other related health professionals, who have attended a basic sports first aid course. You will improve upon your basic skills and knowledge. You are expected to have a basic level of knowledge of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as this is an advanced course and assumes a level of prior knowledge. For this postgraduate course you are required to provide evidence of a professional qualification in a medically related field, for example medicine, physiotherapy and paramedic.

The course will be delivered under the guidance of a highly skilled faculty consisting of A&E and sports medicine doctors and elite sports physiotherapists. This will cover the essentials of first aid,CPR/Automated External Defibrillation (AED), head injury and concussion management, dealing with immediate injuries such as wounds and fractures, as well as emergency interventions for athletes suffering from chest injuries, shock and heart conditions, including sudden cardiac death. All scenarios will be based upon real life sporting traumas.


The course will be assessed via a written examination, practical examination and CPR/AED practical examination. If you successfully pass all the examinations on day two, you will receive an emergency medical management in individual/team sports certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years and enables you to work in a variety of sporting arenas including individual and team sports.

The certificate consists of:

• Certificate of attendance (16 hours)

• Certificate of successful completion and pass of the course including Health and Safety Executive

• Automated Defibrillation certificate

• This course is currently under review via the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd) for their approval. This pending approval is likely March 2012, so successful candidates will also receive a RCSEd certificate.

How to book

Places on this course are limited to ensure the highest standard of teaching and supervision is provided at all times. The cost of the course is £500 per person, including refreshments, buffet lunch and course workbook.

To book your place on the course visit the website and click on the short course link: www.store.hud.ac.uk

For further details please contact:

Emma Knott Denise Richardson

Tel: 01484 473481 Tel: 01484 473493

E-mail: e.knott@hud.ac.uk E-mail: d.richardson@hud.ac.uk

Inspiring tomorrow’s profesThe University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH www.hud.ac.

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