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Dr Roger Hawkes MB ChB Dip. Sports Med. FFSEM (UK& Ire) is a consultant Sport and Exercise Physician and the Chief Medical Officer of the European Tour (golf) and has been the European Team Doctor at the last 5 Ryder Cups including the remarkable turnabout in Chicago in September 2012.
He started his sports medicine career while in general practice in the early 90s he was the medical officer for Tamworth Football Club and the Tamworth Trojans American Football team. He devised the first exercise referral system in Tamworth and was vociferous in promoting the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. He is particularly interested in wrist, elbow and shoulder problems and promotes the use of diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to provide, where possible, "one stop" opinions and treatment.
His sports medicine training culminated in acceptance onto the new sport and exercise specialist register in 2010. He is an elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He also looks after Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the last 6 years.
He has been working for the European Tour for 20 years and was appointed in 2007 as their Chief Medical Officer. He has been involved in the research and development of medical services for Tour players, caddies and staff and leads a strong academic board and has published several papers tin the last few years on wrist and hip injuries. He was also been involved in the development of an anti-doping policy for the European Tour.
Areas of interest
Upper limb problems and offer One Stop Clinic with the use of in clinic based diagnostic ultrasound which is useful particularly useful for shoulder problems, tennis and golfers elbow and other tendon problems; Hip, Knee and ankle problems; Conditions related to golf; Treatments such as shock wave therapy, PRP, autologous blood and dry needling ; ultrasound guided injections~
Not just for sports people - anyone who wants to get going again!
Current NHS consultant posts held
He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Olympic legacy funded Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at UCL in London and also as an Honorary Consultant at UCH in London
Upper limb problems
Health benefits of exercise
golf and music
O'Connor PJ, Hawkes R
Imaging the elite golfer.
Skeletal Radiol. 2013 May;42(5):607-9.
Iain R Murray, Andrew D Murray and Roger A Hawkes
Getting to Grips with Golf
BJSM Blog July 2013
Roger Hawkes, Phil O'Connor, Doug Campbell
The prevalence, variety and impact of wrist problems in elite professional golfers on the European Tour
Br J Sports Med bjsports-2012-091917Published Online First: 6 September 2013
Evaluation of the Effects of Studded Football Boots on the Plantar Foot
"The Thermal Image in Medicine and Biology" -
Published by Uhrlen-Verlag.Wien 1995
Edited by K. Ammer and E. F. J. Ring
Chapter by Ring E, Hawkes R, Jones M
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on upper limb problems in golf
Wrist injuries in Sport
The role of Exercise in Health
The Health Benefits of Golf
- Diploma in Sports Medicine Royal Colleges 1995
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman of the Appraisal and Revalidation Committee Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Roger Hawkes 07836657389
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: roger.hawkes