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Stephen graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine (formerly St Mary's Hospital Medical School) in 2002. He undertook further training in rheumatology and medical specialties at teaching hospitals in and around North West London, gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008 he started Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) higher specialist training, working at the Olympic Medical Institute for 18 months, as well as centre’s of excellence in and around central London such as UCLH and Imperial College NHS Trust. Throughout this four-year period he gained invaluable experience in the management of musculoskeletal and physical activity related ("sport") injuries in both elite and recreational patients.
His current sport roles include Chief Medical Officer for the School Games and match day Sport Physician for the Aviva Premiership Wasps Rugby Union side. He has extensive international travel experience with teams having been a Headquarters Medical Officer for Commonwealth Games England for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and Medical officer for the Team GBR delegation both at the World University Games in Shenzen, China in 2011 and Kazan, Russia in 2013. Previously he has worked with the RFU Women's division as Lead Doctor helping set up their National Divisional program, worked at various clinics for the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and was the SEM physician for LOCOG at the Olympic Stadium during London 2012.
Areas of interest
Sport and Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Injury Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation; Sport Injuries; Sport Injury Diagnosis; Sport Injury Rehabilitation; Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injection Intervention.
Procedures I provide and am authorised by Bupa to charge for include:
US014 Ultrasound of soft tissue / tendon;
US019 Ultrasound of small parts;
US020 Ultrasound of limb or joint;
AA663 Injection of viscosupplementation into joint with ostenil plus;
W9030 Injection (s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, under imaging control;
T7250 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendonitis;
T7480 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder;
T5780 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Plantar fascitis;
T8052 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy of lateral epicondylitis
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Stephen currently holds an honorary appointment as a Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust.
He previously held a substantive post at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust until May 2016.
Stephen has a keen and dedicated interest to the utilisation and intervention of physical activity for health. He is a co-author of the NHS "Sport and Exercise Medicine - A Fresh Approach" document on utilisation of SEM. Topics of interest include Pregnancy and Exercise, and Obesity Medicine.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Bauerfiend Travel Scholarship 2012
Fellowship of Imperial College School of Medicine 2002
A Fresh Approach in Practice
January 1, 2014
Practical descriptions of delivery of SEM. See 1st primary care based example!
Sport and Exercise Medicine A Fresh Approach(Link)
January 1, 2011
Sport and Exercise Medicine
Medicine Volume 42, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 220–224
Elsevier March 23, 2014
An update on whats current in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Physical activity education in the undergraduate curricula of all UK medical schools. Are tomorrow's doctors equipped to follow clinical guidelines?(Link)
July 30, 2012
Bright future for exercise prescription? – Guest blog by Dr. Stephen Chew
November 23, 2011
- Bsc (Hons) Chemical Pathology and Basic Medical Sciences Imperial College School of Medicine 2000
- MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2002
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2007
- MFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, RCP, London 2011
- FFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, RCP, London 2013
- ICIS RFU 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
RSM (Sport Medicine Council)
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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.
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