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Dr Julian Widdowson

Consultant Specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine



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Professional profile

Dr Widdowson is Lead Practitioner for Sports Medicine at Circle Bath. He is a Consultant Specialist in sports and exercise medicine and clinical lead for the orthopaedic interface service for the BANES community service, Sirona Care and Health.

Having qualified from University College Hospital, London, Dr Widdowson has since worked with various athletes ranging from elite Olympic athletes and professional sports teams to the recreational sports person, treating a range of sporting injuries. He was awarded an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath and was awarded a fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 2013.

He was the team doctor to the England Rugby U16's and England Saxons for 10 years, and joined the medical team at Bath Rugby in 2003. Dr Widdowson was their Head of Sports Medicine until 2012, and is still now a consultant in sports medicine to Bath Rugby. He was a medical team leader at the athletics track, London Olympics 2012. He is now team doctor to the Welsh Rugby Union.

Other sports medicine posts include member of the medical team for the Paralympics World Cup 2009, and team doctor to Wales Rugby League until 2009. He is a tutor and examiner for the University of Bath Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc course and also for the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Most of all, Dr Widdowson believes that the delivery of a high standard of Sports Medicine requires dedicated time with the patient to explain the injury and develop an agreed treatment plan, involving other specialist therapists where appropriate, in order to prevent recurrence and enable the patient to return to sport fitter and stronger.

Personal profile

With his busy professional career Dr Widdowson is glad to have a supportive family. Married to his wife, Celia, he has four beautiful children. Away from work Dr Widdowson is a keen sportsman and enjoys cricket, golf, skiing and playing tennis with his family.