Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM UK) became the twenty fourth and newest member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) on 1 July 2017.

This is a significant milestone in the development of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Exercise Medicine. The FSEM (UK) will now have a voice to promote the benefits and evidence for these vital and growing areas of medicine directly to those representing all the other medical specialties in the UK. The 24 medical Royal Colleges and Faculties, which make up the membership, bring together the views of their individual specialties to collectively influence and shape healthcare across the four nations of the UK.

Chair of the Academy Professor Dame Sue Bailey, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine into membership of the Academy family. Sport and exercise medicine plays a hugely important role in both medical treatment and improving the health of the public through exercise advice and prescription. The FSEM (UK)’s broad insights will be extremely valuable to the Academy. At the same time, I believe the Academy can help link the FSEM (UK) with the other specialties. I am sure that Paul Jackson and the FSEM (UK) will make an important contribution to the Academy and hope that we will be able to support them in their role of improving medical education and training and standards of healthcare in this crucial area.”

President of FSEM (UK) Dr Paul Jackson, said:
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is pleased to have been accepted as a member of the Academy, this is a significant milestone in the development of the Faculty and the Specialty. FSEM (UK) will be in a good position to influence how the cost-effective benefits of exercise medicine are incorporated into the management of a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.”
Read the full news item on the FSEM (UK) website.

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