Prehabilitation clinics restarted at NCSEM-EM

The service began before lockdown and is a new pilot clinical service to support patients to prepare for major cancer surgery (prehabilitation). Part of the intervention is the provision of supervised exercise. The Project is managed by Heather Mackinnon  a Clinical Academic Physio combining research and clinical practice within the Respiratory Therapy Team at Leicester […]

NCSEM-EM treats 20,000th patient since opening in 2015

The centre, based at Loughborough University, hosts NHS clinics delivered by two local teaching hospital trusts, University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) and Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH). Opening with two clinics in August 2015, the centre now offers 12 different services including sport and exercise medicine, sports cardiology, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, orthopaedics, and MRI and […]

University Hospitals Leicester delivering breathlessness rehabilitation from NCSEM-EM

Breathlessness is one of the most common reasons for people seeking A&E care, and the number of such attendances is increasing steadily year on year. Rehabilitation can help such patients reduce the symptom burden and secure a better quality of life, reducing the need for subsequent expensive healthcare input. Patients utilise exercise and education in […]

New sports cardiology service at NCSEM-EM

Dr John Walsh, NUH Consultant Cardiologist, will be working with a team of expert cardiac physiologists from Nottingham to deliver, whenever possible, one stop clinic visits. The clinic will provide cardiac screening for elite and amateur athletes, in addition to assessment of athletes with symptoms or abnormal cardiac tests. Athletes with heart disease may also […]

Diabetes risk score translation a breakthrough for South Asian community 

The part NIHR-funded Leicester Risk Score enables people to find out their risk of developing the condition and is recommended by health watchdog NICE, used by Diabetes UK and has attracted more than 1.1 million online users. Gujarati and Bangladeshi versions were officially launched at Leicester Diabetes Centre in January. They will now be used […]

A look back at 2016

International Olympic Committee research centre status The NCSEM was officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health – one of just nine around the world. To celebrate this, a special plaque was unveiled at the East Midlands hub this summer by Andrew Honyeman, Head […]

Olympic legend opens National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine building

The University’s honorary graduate returned to campus to mark the official opening of the hub building of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (NCSEM-EM). The purpose-built facility features cutting-edge technology and specialist medical equipment, including a functional analysis rehabilitation lab, a computer assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN), a disability sport lab and […]

Life-saving defibrillator installed at NCSEM East Midlands

Loughborough University is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and has been awarded a CPR training kit by the BHF. The NCSEM-EM, based at Loughborough University raised £400 to part-fund the potentially lifesaving machine and received the Call Push Rescue training kit following its successful […]