Sports Medicine

Peter Hamlyn

MB BS, BSc, MD, FRCS, FISM

Mr Hamlyn has worked as a Consultant Neurological Spinal Surgeon for 20 years. During this time he has lead several neurosurgical teams in some of London’s elite teaching hospitals such as Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. He has been an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at University College London Hospital since 2009.

His clinical activity consists currently of some 3,500 outpatient consultations and just over 300 operations per year. His passion lies in spinal disorders and sports injury - the majority of his work involves minimally invasive/keyhole and restorative, reconstructive surgery. He has a substantial exposure to elite level sports from Premiere League football and rugby, Nation team members in several different sports, UK sponsored athletes, jockies and even the Royal Ballet. His cranial work now focuses on head injury in sport.

Mr Peter Hamlyn was a member on the 2012 Olympic Bid Advisory Panel and has worked as a correspondent for the Sports Section of The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In 1996, he was awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Sport Medicine for work in the field of head injury in sport. He has worked as a current or past Medical Advisor to the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (first Safe Neurosurgery working group), General Medical Council, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Great Britain, British Olympic Association, British Boxing Board of Control, The Jockey Club of Great Britain, UK Sport, Royal Ballet, GB rowing team, England Rugby, numerous premier league football and rugby clubs.

He was a founder and remains Vice Chairman of the Brain and Spine Foundation and is a Director of the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic, The Spine Surgery London and London Endoscopic Spinal Surgery. Mr Hamlyn is also the Chairman of The Foundation for Human Potential. His website can be found here.

Courtney Kipps

BMedSci BMBS MSc (Sports Med) MRCS MRCGP MFSEM

Sports medicine doctors specialise in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic soft-tissue and bony musculoskeletal injuries. They can arrange rapid and appropriate investigations (such as MRI, ultrasound and xrays), perform joint injections and co-ordinate an integrated treatment, rehabilitation and return-to-exercise plan.

Dr Courtney Kipps is an honorary consultant in sport and exercise medicine at University College London Hospitals and principal clinical teaching fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at UCL where he is a co-lead on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health programme.

Dr Kipps is the medical director of the London Triathlon, the Blenheim Triathlon and London’s Run To The Beat Half-marathon. He is also assistant medical director of the London Marathon and a club doctor for Harlequins Rugby Club in the Aviva Premiership.

Dr Kipps is covered by all major insurance companies. More information about Dr Kipps can be found on his website www.proactivesportsmedicine.co.uk