Dr Paul D Jackson is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) practising at Circle Bath Hospital. He was one of the first doctors in the UK on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for SEM. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) and was President of the Faculty for 3 years from 2015. He has worked in specialist Sports Injury Clinics for elite and recreational athletes for over 27 years. Paul is a Consultant Sports Physician and Deputy Director of National Medical Services at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) at the University of Bath. The EIS is the Medicine and Science arm of UK Sport and provides medical services to Olympic Athletes across the country. 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 and has an interest in treating tendon problems which have failed to respond to the usual management strategies. He has extensive experience relating to medical problems in tennis, running, fencing, equestrian sports and contact sports.
He was a member of the LOCOG Sports Medicine Workstream which was responsible for organising athlete medical services for the 2012 London Olympic Games. This involved planning medical cover for each event and interviewing all of the doctor volunteers. At the Olympics, he worked as Sports Medicine Specialist in the Athlete Village Polyclinic and at most of the competition venues including Weymouth. Other roles in the past have included being Head of Sports Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association, team doctor for the England Cricket Team, the GB Davis Cup Tennis team, GB Modern Pentathlon Team, GB Bobsleigh & Skeleton Team, the England "A" Rugby team, and the England Rugby 7s team. He is on the international medical committee for Bobsleigh and Skeleton (IBSF) and Modern Pentathlon (UIPM). 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 1982
GMC Number: 2568825
GMC Specialist Register: Sport And Exercise Medicine
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.