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Top sports medicine honour for HEE deputy director

22 October 2019

Prof Sheona MacLeod, Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform at Health Education England (HEE), has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Prof MacLeod is in good company – she receives the honour alongside senior NHS physician Sir Muir Gray and Paralympian and life peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

A practising GP and medical educator for 28 years and now HEE’s Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform she has worked with the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine since 2013.

Prof MacLeod said: “I am delighted to have received this Fellowship.

“Sports and exercise is of immense value, both to people on a personal level and in terms of population and public health. The value of the specialty is also reflected in wider benefits such as more effective use of NHS resources and the positive effects on the UK workforce and productivity as a whole.”

Earlier this year Prof MacLeod was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK launched in 2006 and is the governing body for the specialty Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the UK.

Its strategic mission is to promote better health for the public through excellence in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise medicine and team care.

The FSEM (UK) also represents and supports Sport and Exercise Medicine as a cost effective approach to the prevention and management of illness and injury.