Dr Jacques

Dr Roderick Jaques OBE, FFSEM(UK),  FRCP

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham.

Kate and Dr Jaques have been working together since 2015 and regularly have joint client sessions.  They also hold regular ‘journal clubs’, critiquing current evidence based practice.

Dr Jaques has been involved in Sports Medicine since 1990, he was the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine  (UK) President (2012-15) and was the Director of Medical Services at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), which services summer and winter Great Britain Olympic lottery-funded athletes with both sports science and medicine since 2004.

Dr Jaques qualified in medicine from the University of London, receiving his MRCGP in 1989. He went on to complete the London Hospital Diploma course in Sports Medicine, qualifying with a distinction and the David Ritchie prize in 1990.  He has attended the Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympics with Team GB and the Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games with the England Team in a clinical capacity.  From 1989-2004, Dr Jaques was the Medical Advisor to the British Triathlon Association. Since that time he has also held roles with England Netball, GB Modern Pentathlon, GB Bobsleigh, Gloucestershire County Cricket and Gloucester Rugby.

He was appointed to the British Olympic Medical Centre, London in 1998 and was there for three years, after which he joined the EIS in 2003.  At the Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, Dr Jaques works in private practice with a multidisciplinary team. Before Dr Jaques retired from the EIS in 2022 he had both clinical and management responsibilities and he was involved with the training of doctors in SEM.  He is a NED on the British athletes Commission.

In his role as president of the FSEM(UK) he cemented close links with, and the joint annual conference with, BASEM the speciality Association  He worked closely with Health Education England to protect training places in SEM in England and justify and expand SEM posts in the NHS.

Recently he has been closely involved in establishing Professional Codes for doctors and Scientists working in sport in the EIS and nationally and working with colleagues abroad on an International SEM curriculum. He has driven several aspects of good Governance in sport medicine within the GB high performance system.

In 2017 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

1n 2017 he was awarded the Sir Robert Atkins award for services to sports medicine in the UK.

In 2019 he was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s honours, for services to Olympic and Paralympic sport.

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