The Training Programme
Training in Sheffield
Sheffield is one of 3 foundation partners forming the National Centre of Sport & Exercise Medicine. The National Centre's aim is to help deliver on the London 2012 pledge to secure a lasting health legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games through developing world class programs of physical activity clinical care, research and education. Sheffield has brought together key stakeholders across the City to achieve it’s National Centre aspirations. To help develop an iconic base for the National Centre, Sheffield has received significant capital investment but in line with Sheffield’s commitment to a population based approach facilities will be developed across the City using a hub & spoke model. The main hub will however aim to be a state of the art community facility from which to co-ordinate Sheffield’s sport & exercise medicine clinical, education and research programs.
More information on training in Yorkshire & Humber can be obtained from Dr Till.
Training in West Yorkshire
Details to follow, please bear with us.
Training Programme Director
- Dr Simon Till
I am currently employed as a consultant rheumatologist and sports physician at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. My interest in sports/exercise medicine (SEM) dates back to medical school and reflects my own enjoyment in sport. I had the pleasure of spending 3 months in Lake Tahoe as a student and this convinced me that SEM was the right career path. After qualifying in 1989 I opted for conventional acute medicine training on the basis that rheumatology was a speciality that would allow me to develop my SEM interests. As a registrar I started working in professional sport, completed my MSc at Nottingham University and was fortunate to gain clinical experience in both Nottingham and Leicester. I was appointed to my current post in 1999.
In addition to developing my NHS practice I have worked at several multisport games, have been CMO for British University Sport, worked with several professional sports including most recently the ECB and have been an EIS medical officer since it was formed. I have also contributed to the wider development of SEM through my work with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM).
I am passionate about getting the work/life balance right and work will rarely stop me enjoying my own sport. I currently enjoy fell running, mountain biking, tennis and golf and relax pottering in my garden.
Yorkshire & Humber Trainers
- Jon Greenwell
- Adrian Dunbar
My clinical work is as a GP with a Special Interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Chronic Pain Management. I am also one of the team of Associate Postgraduate Deans for Primary Care in the West Yorkshire office of the Deanery.
My interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine started when, as a young GP, I seemed to systematically acquire most of the lower limb overuse injuries that relate to marathon running with adverse foot biomechanics. As my own GP and a local orthopaedic surgeon were unable to come up with diagnoses and effective treatment plans I set about learning how to heal myself!
I feel I have learned a great deal about sporting and musculoskeletal injury over the last 20 years. Interestingly most of this has been informal learning and mainly through contact with physiotherapists, osteopaths and podiatrists. As I have learned more about musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries I have tried to build this into my educational work in primary care for trainees and established GPs. The combination of musculoskeletal medicine and education for primary care formed much of the work for my Master’s degree. I am delighted that we now have a formal training programme for doctors in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
I continue to work with BASEM (British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine) and BIMM (British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine ) on educational matters.
I have successfully reduced the incidence of my own sporting injuries by reducing my running and increasing my cycling and swimming, leading naturally to Ironman triathlon.