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I am on the Specialist Register as a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). My main interest is in non operative management of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. I work as a lead Consultant at the NHS Community Musculoskeletal Service in Colchester and Clacton on Sea. I deal with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in amateur athletes as well as various age and work related joint aches and pains.
My previous elite sport experience includes working with Widnes Vikings RFL, GB Paralympics Archery, GB men’s water polo, Manchester City FC, Stevenage FC, Colchester United FC teams.
As an event doctor, I have covered numerous competitions in Boxing, Rugby League, Athletics, Karate, Water polo, Archery, MMA, Netball, Football, Taekwondo, and Judo. I have also worked at 2008 Beijing, 2012 London Olympic Games, 2015 Baku European Games.
Prior to SEM specialisation, I have completed Winchester General Practice training. I then worked in London, Basingstoke, Singapore, Jakarta, Nanjing, Beijing, and Bath gaining extensive experience in Emergency and Family medicine.
Areas of interest
Investigation and management of neck and back conditions; shoulder and elbow pains; wrist and hand pains; groin and knee pains, ankle and foot pains. ACJ pain.
Injection therapy in non operative management of frozen shoulder, subacromial shoulder pain, treatment of tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, treatment of trigger finger; tenosynovitis.
Management of knee osteoarthritis, Achilles and patella tendinopathy; plantar fasciitis.
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
- Ms Geraldine O'Connell
- Bupa Health & Wellbeing Ltd 4 Basinghall Street London EC2V 5BQ
- 020 7200 2700
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
Lead MSK and Sports Medicine Physician
Anglian Community Enterprise, Department of MSK and Sports Medicine, Colchester.
Clacton and District Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Clacton on Sea.
Bowing, kneeling and 'prostration': Athlete's collapse patterns during sudden cardiac arrhythmia/arrest on the field of play Emerg Med J. 2014 Nov;31(11):939-41.
Clinic in the Air? A Retrospective Study of Medical Emergency Calls From A Major International Airline J Travel Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;15(6):391-4.
Intracerebral haematoma masquerading as ventricular standstill Heart. 2005 Jan;91(1):e1.
Contraception availability in China. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2009 Jul;35(3):206.
Courses offered to GPs
Exercise in management of musculoskeletal conditions;
- MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine University of Bath 2012
- Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK&I) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010
- Fellow of Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians of London 2013
- Postgraduate Certificate in MSK Ultrasound AECC University College 2019
- AREA The FA 2013
- Advance Life Support Provider Resuscitation Council UK 2017
- UKAD Accredited Advisor UK Anti-Doping 2018
Reference number 5201887
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
- 4 Basinghall Street LONDON EC2V 5BQ
- 09:30 - 17:00
- 020 7200 2700
- London Basinghall Bupa Health Centre, EC2V 5BQ
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 020 7256 2462
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
020 7200 2700