A Club Doctor provides medical support to players so that they can operate at their peak health condition. They handle key medical information, organise cardiac screening and vaccination programmes, help manage player illness and injury and maintain records of player care.
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The majority of roles are part-time, with cover mainly being needed on matchdays. Because of this, most people who work as Club Doctors also hold a regular medical job.
All applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council. A postgraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine or related field is also needed.
Demonstrable experience of successfully treating elite athletes is essential. The ability to provide ultrasound treatment is desirable, as is an awareness of governing body legislation such as anti-doping and prohibited substances. Instances of leading a team to achieve set goals are also required.