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Doctors: Sports

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many persons are working as consultant physicians in sport and exercise medicine with the NHS; and how many such persons received (a) a certificate of eligibility for specialist registration and (b) a certificate of completion of training in sports and exercise medicine from a UK university in the last 12 months. (290626)

The national NHS workforce census shows that there are three consultants working in sport and exercise medicine.

There have been 11 certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) applications to date, with a further four currently with the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board.

Five people have completed CESR and achieved a certificate of completion of training.