Consultant Physician in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine Dr Richard Weiler's latest research paper; Club, Country and Clinicians United: Ensuring collaborative care in elite sport medical handovers was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
The paper provides a checklist of recommendations for managing the handover of elite athletes between clubs and national medical and sports science teams, using lessons learnt from professional football. The paper also examines the athlete's role in the handover and their responsibility to make autonomous, informed decisions regarding their own medical care.
Dr Richard Weiler has extensive experience in treating sports injuries and rehabilitating athletes of all abilities. He is the Club Doctor at West Ham United Football Club and works with British Athletics, treating Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the summer and winter events.