Professor Nicholas S Peirce 03341915

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant)


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About me

Prof. Nick Peirce is Head of Service and an NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nottingham University Hospital, QMC, Nottingham. He is Chief Medical Officer for England and Wales cricket board and an Honorary Clinical Professor in Sports Medicine at Loughborough University.
He has been in post as an NHS Consultant since 2001 and has been heavily involved in various aspects of healthcare development including the development of new SEM services including National clinic for exercisers with Type 1 diabetes, lead for Training Programs in the East Midlands, Council member for the Faculty for SEM and SAC and National lead for National Recruitment and Workforce planning for Sport and Exercise Medicine and working with PHE in relation to recent campaigns for mental health (‘Every Mind Matters’). Is now driving the NUH Prevention Strategy and Clinical Lead for NUH at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough, which he helped develop. Other activities include Chairing several committees, editorial Boards for BJSM and CJSM, International Medical Committees and active involvement in research and injury surveillance. He currently supervises 6 Phds at Bath, Loughborough, St Georges, Birmingham and Bangor University looking at injury surveillance, osteoarthritis, cardiac screening, biomechanics, spondylolysis, concussion and helmet design as well as research interests in bone development in athletes, metabolic medicine and diabetes and exercise.
Following an MSc in Sports Medicine. Research interests in Metabolic and Endocrine Physiology in exercise were established during a 2 year Lectureship at Nottingham University, working with Prof Paul Greenhaff and Professor Ian Macdonald and training at the Copenhagen Muscle research Centre. Clinical training was completed following an overseas Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Sport.
A career focus on development of athlete medical services and He has worked extensively with all aspects of medical care for athletes including 7 years as Lead Physician fro the English Institute of Sport at Loughborough University, CMO for GB World Class Canoeing Program 1997-2017, Great Britain Rowing, Team GB and for LTA Great Britain Davis Cup team 2001-2007 until moving to cricket full time. Dr Peirce has attended Sydney and Athens Olympics and Commonwealth Games. He was awarded the British Association of Sports Medicine travelling scholarship in 1998 and with the ECB won the BMJ award for Sport and Exercise Medicine Team of the year in 2013. He was Nottingham Forest lead doctor for nearly 20 years until retiring from football in 2018.

Areas of interest

Sports Injuries: football; cricket; olympic; running; rowing; canoeing; triathlon; track; swimming; adolescents & adults (young to elderly); Musculoskeletal pain related to physical activity, Illness or injury including Neck; Shoulder; Arm; Elbow; Forearm; Wrist; Chest wall; Abdominal wall; Back; Buttock; Hip; Groin;Thigh; Knee; Patella; Lower leg; Calf; Ankle; Heel; Foot; Rotator cuff; Subacromial; Tennis/Golfers elbow; Meniscus; Achilles; Sports hernia; Quadriceps; Hamstring; Anterior knee pain; Osgood-Schlatters; Lower Back pain; Shin pain or splints; Metatarsal; Injection; Injury; Pain; Stress fracture; Avulsion; Subluxation; Instability; Impingement; Cartilage; Chondromalacia; Synovitis; Effusion; Swelling; Bursitis; Locked-blocked; Muscle; Strain; Sprain; Tear; Rupture; Spasm; Cramp; Overuse; Tendinitis; Tendinosis; Apophysitis; Enthesopathy; Periostitis; Haematoma; Bruise; Numbness; Paraesthesiae; Malalignment; Maltracking; Mechanical; autologous blood

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