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Dr Kate Hutchings

Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine

 

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Kate Hutchings is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Circle Reading Hospital and is experienced in working with both elite and recreational athletes. Kate qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1997 and gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2003.

Having worked in Sydney during the 2000 Games, she returned to the UK to work in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) and gained her Masters with distinction in 2004 from University College, London. She has also held a GP position in South West London from 2003 to 2010.

She completed her Specialist training in SEM from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. She has trained in a variety of disciplines including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Exercise Medicine, Public Health and Emergency Medicine and is skilled in the use of diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

Kate is also involved in promoting the importance of physical activity in chronic disease management and is co-author of the NHS document 'A fresh approach'.

Kate has experience in working with both professional and recreational teams from a wide variety of sports. Her previous positions include working for the English National Ballet as company doctor and she is experienced in looking after the female athlete and related medical issues. She has also held positions at Chelsea Football Club academy division, Oxford University Rugby Team and has travelled with both UK Athletics and the GB synchronized swimming team to world championships.

She has developed and led NHS musculoskeletal clinics at Crystal Palace, London for a number of years looking after recreational sports men and women. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, Kate worked as a Sports Physician at the Aquatic Centre as part of the medical team looking after swimming and diving.

Current NHS or research position

Kate is currently a Consultant at the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey where she works as part of the medical team looking after Olympic and Paralympic athletes from a range of sports including GB hockey, canoeing, synchronized swimming, diving, wheelchair basketball and women's rugby.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and holds a position on the Executive board of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Year of first medical qualification

1997

Special clinical interests

All aspects of general SEM
The female athlete and bone health
Foot and ankle
Exercise Prescription

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

FFSEM
BASEM- Executive board member (Education)
MRCGP
RSM

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