Dr Nicholas Peirce


NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Nick Peirce is an NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he has been in post since 2001. Dr Peirce’s clinic treats the general public for all musculoskeletal and sports injuries as well as conditions related to health prevention and improvement through exercise.

Dr Peirce also works with elite sport including roles as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the England and Wales Cricket Board and Lead Sports Physician for Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Originally trained in family medicine, Dr Peirce moved into sport and exercise medicine in 1995 and established a consultant post in 2001 after completing an MSc in Sports Medicine, a two-year lectureship at The University of Nottingham and subsequent overseas sports medicine fellowship at the Australian Institute of Sport. He has worked extensively with athletes, including seven years as lead physician for the English Institute of Sport, CMO for the GB World Class Canoeing Program since 1997, GB Rowing, Team GB and the Great Britain Davis Cup team from 2001 to 2007, before moving to cricket full time. Dr Peirce attended the Sydney and Athens Olympics and Commonwealth Games. He was awarded the British Association of Sports Medicine travelling scholarship in 1998 and won the British Medical Journal award for Sport and Exercise Medicine Team of the Year in 2013.

He is heavily involved in various aspects of healthcare development including being the lead for training programmes in the East Midlands, council member for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and chair of national recruitment and workforce planning for sport and exercise medicine.


All musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and exercise- and health-related conditions


All sports including football, cricket, track and field, triathlon, rugby, swimming, canoeing and rowing.


Spinal injuries including stress fractures, bone density changes in athletes, diabetes and exercise, tendinopathy, injury surveillance, talent identification, retired cricketers and osteoarthritis.