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Dr Ian Beasley — Ex-Footballers Healthcare — Injury Rehab Network

The July 2024 Injury Rehab Network event with BASRaT is taking place on 11th July with a presentation from Dr Ian Beasley. Ian will discuss healthcare for ex-footballers. Taking place online on Thursday, 11th July 2024, from 7 pm – 8 pm. Registration is free – click here to sign up.

Dr Ian Beasley

Dr Ian Beasley

Dr Beasley qualified in 1982 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, followed by General Practice training. He was awarded a Smith & Nephew scholarship to study Sports Medicine in London in 1986 and passed his diploma with merit a year later. Ian gained his MSc in 1997 and was a foundation fellow of the Faculty of Exercise Medicine at its advent. He holds a Certificate in Ultrasound Scanning from the School of Medical Ultrasound in Bournemouth.

Ian has worked in all four professional football divisions in England as team physician at Leyton Orient, Chelsea, Watford, Fulham, Arsenal, West Ham, and Bournemouth. He was the national team doctor for the England men’s team and chief medical officer for the English FA from 2009 to 2016. In 2012, he was appointed by the BOA as a sports physician by Team GB for the London Olympics.

Ian was Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain Hockey for ten years and attended the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Cups with the national squads.

He was recruited by the world-famous Aspetar Hospital in Qatar and worked there for two years.

Ian was a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, London University, and clinical lead in SEM at Barts Health NHS Trust, and completed a certificate in Learning and Teaching whilst there.

He was a venue medical officer for FIFA at the U-17 women’s World Cup in India in 2022 and at the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022.

Ian was a medical adviser to the Royal Ballet Company London for 15 years until 2023.

Current posts:

  • Medical Consultant to the global performance unit at Manchester City FC.
  • Board member of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation.

Dr Beasley regularly lectures to domestic and international audiences on assorted topics in Football Medicine, Team Medicine, and other issues in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

He was ‘The Athletes Doctor of Choice’ in the Times Magazine in 2010.


“Ex-footballers healthcare”

It is clear now that professional footballers suffer significant morbidity as a result of their time in the beautiful game. This talk outlines what those morbidities are and asks questions about how we might support those who have entertained us all over the years.

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The next event of the Injury Rehab Network

The next event of the Injury Rehab Network, in partnership with BASRaT, will take place online on Thursday, 11th July, from 7 pm – 8 pm. Anyone professionally involved with or studying sports medicine, performance and rehabilitation from injury is welcome to attend – sign up for free.

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