Dr Rod Jaques has been Director of Medical Services at the EIS since 2004
Dr Jaques has been involved in Sports Medicine since 1990, having qualified in medicine from the University of London and having qualified with distinction from the London Hospital Diploma course in Sports Medicine. He went on to attend the Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympics with Team GB and the Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games with the England Team in a clinical capacity. From 1989-2004, Dr Jaques was the Medical Advisor to the British Triathlon Association. Since that time he has also held roles with England Netball, GB Modern Pentathlon , GB Bobsleigh, Gloucestershire County Cricket and Gloucester Rugby.
Recently he has been closely involved in establishing Professional Codes for doctors and Scientists working in sport in the EIS and nationally and working with colleagues abroad on an International SEM curriculum. He has driven several aspects of good Governance in sport medicine both within UK Sport and with senior SEM doctors nationally.
He was FSEM (UK) President between 2012-2015. In 2017 he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. 1n 2017 he was awarded the Sir Robert Atkins award for services to sports medicine in the UK.
Rod is available to talk about his experiences supporting athletes in multiple sports environments and the evolution of sports medicine support over the last 30 years.