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Dr Alastair Jones is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine as well as a Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Physician at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. Alastair qualified in Medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He obtained Fellowship to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in 2011 and Membership to the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2019. He also achieved a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath in 2016. His areas of clinical interest include; Musculoskeletal Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Sports and Exercise Medicine and Sports Concussion. The latter of which he is a key opinion leader for several global medical organisations. He also holds the role of Director of Medicine for ecovery and has a keen interest in Medical Education.
Alastair developed and leads the Bradford Royal Infirmary Minor Injury Unit and Musculoskeletal Service along with the Acute Musculoskeletal Clinic. A multidisciplinary clinic specifically designed for active patients who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries. The clinic comprises Sports/MSK physicians, physiotherapists, radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons. It takes the individual from injury right back to their work or chosen sport. He also runs a similar service at the Nuffield Hospital, Leeds.
Alastair is also heavily involved in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He currently provides medical services to Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and has held the post of Head of Medical Services for Leeds Rugby. He oversaw the medical departments of both Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union. He currently provides medical services for the Rugby Football Union. He is a course director/instructor for the Rugby Football Unions Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport Course and forms part of the Twickenham Stadium international match day medical team. He also works as a match day doctor for Premiership Rugby, specifically looking at concussion and blood incidents during matches. Alastair has previously worked for Tonga as their doctor during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and has held the role of Immediate Care Doctor at the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup and 2016 Rugby Union Junior World Cup.
Areas of interest
Sports and Exercise Medicine; Sports injuries; The Management of Acute and Chronic Sporting Injuries; Joint Pain Injections; Tendinopathy management (including injections and shockwave therapy); Musculoskeletal Pain Management; Return to Sporting Activity Guidance; Gait Analysis, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections. Concussion Management. Musculoskeletal X-Ray, US, CT and MRI interpretation.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Bradford Royal Infirmary
My current areas of interest include:
Developing acute musculoskeletal and sports injury services
Anterior cruciate ligament injury, diagnosis and early (pre-operative) management
Concussion Diagnosis and Management
Donald Macleod Medal
-2019 most distinguished candidate in the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Membership Examination.
Acute knee clinics are effective in reducing delay to diagnosis following anterior cruciate ligament injury
May 9, 2021
Review of the potential use of blood neuro-biomarkers in the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury
May 28, 2017
Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
Courses offered to GPs
Nuffield Health education programme. Primary care talks around MSK and Sports Medicine
- MFSEM Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 2019
- MBChB University of Sheffield 2003
- FRCEM Royal College of Emergency Medicine 2011
- PGDip (SEM) University of Bath 2016
Reference number 6075663
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Rugby Football Union PHICIS Course Director Rugby Football Union 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Emergency Medicine, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Medical Protection Society
British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
College of Sports and Exercise Medicine
- 2 Leighton StreetLEEDSLS1 3EB
- 10:00 - 17:00
- 0113 388 2067
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.