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Dr Paul Jackson

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine



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Dr Paul D Jackson is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) practicing at CircleBath. He was one of the first doctors on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for SEM. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK).

The Council of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK has elected Dr Jackson as the next President of FSEM(UK). He began his three year term in October 2015 and will continue to provide clinics at CircleBath.

Paul is Consultant Sports Physician and Deputy Director of Medicine at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Bath. The EIS is the Medicine and Science arm of UK Sport and through the National Lottery and direct government funding provides medical services to elite athletes.

He is based at the South West EIS centre at the University of Bath where he is also the Chief Medical Officer for the GB Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team and the GB Olympic Skeleton Team. In the past 11 years he has provided medical care for athletes from over 20 Olympic and Paralympic Sports

Paul has over 25 years experience of treating patients from elite international sport to recreational weekend exercisers in addition to other patients with musculoskeletal problems. The knowledge and principles used to treat elite professional sportsmen and sportswomen can be used to treat injuries occurring in the rest of the population.
Sports and orthopaedic physicians are trained in the non-surgical management of injuries to tendons, muscles, bones and joints including back problems.

Paul has a particular interest in treating patients with recurrent injuries and those where the diagnosis or underlying cause for the injury is unclear. He has experience in treating office workers, and manual workers with musculoskeletal conditions.

In preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games he was a member of the LOCOG Sport Medicine Workstream which was responsible for organising athlete medical services during the London Games. This involved planning medical cover for each event and interviewing doctor volunteers. At the Olympics he worked as Sports Medicine Specialist in the Athlete Village Polyclinic and as Sports Medicine Doctor at a number of competition venues.

Other roles in the past have included Head of Sports Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association, team doctor for the England Cricket Team, the GB Davis Cup Tennis team, the England "A" Rugby team, and the England Rugby 7s team.

He is also on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and has been an Examiner and External Examiner for a number of postgraduate SEM MSc courses.

Year of first medical qualification


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

British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (since 1985)
Royal Society of Medicine - Sports Medicine Section (Founder Member)
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Society for Tennis Medicine and Science
International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Medical Committee – Expert external advisor