Kate Hutchings

Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine

    Kate Hutchings is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Circle Reading Hospital experienced at working with both elite and recreational athletes.

    Dr Hutchings qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1997 and gained membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2003.

    After working in Sydney during the 2000 Olympic Games, she returned to the UK to work in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM), gaining a Masters with distinction in 2004 from University College, London. From 2003-2010, she was a GP in South West London.

    She completed specialist SEM training from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, training in a variety of disciplines including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Exercise Medicine, Public Health and Emergency Medicine, and she is skilled in the use of diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

    She has experience working with both professional and recreational teams in a wide variety of sports. She has held positions at Chelsea Football Club Academy division, Oxford University Rugby Team, and with the UK Athletics and GB synchronised swimming teams, and she has been English National Ballet’s company doctor. During the London 2012 Games, she worked as a sports physician looking after swimmers and divers at the Aquatic Centre.

    Dr Hutchings is currently a Consultant at the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and sits on the Executive Board of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

    She is also involved in promoting the importance of physical activity in chronic disease management and is a co-author of the NHS document ‘A fresh approach’.

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