Dr Mark Gillett

Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist

MSc (SEM), FRCS, FRCEM, FFSEM (UK&I), DipIMC, RCSEd, PGCert MSK


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I was appointed as the medical advisor to the Premier League in November 2018 after a decade of experience as a team physician and performance director in that league.

I qualified in 1992 and completed higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine in the West Midlands in 2003. I have an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham and a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK.

From 2003-2008 I worked for the English Institute of Sport as a sports physician and in 2008 I became the first team doctor at Chelsea FC, before moving to West Bromwich Albion FC as Director of Performance in 2010 and then to Nottingham Forest in 2018.

I have more than 20 years’ experience working in elite sports medicine with Olympic athletes. In 2012 I was a member of Team GB at the London Olympics as Chief Medical Officer to the men’s and women’s basketball squads. I was instrumental in the development of the AREA pre-hospital care training course for the Football Association in 2008.

I was previously the chairman of the Premier League Doctors Group and the training program Director for Sports and Exercise Medicine in the West Midlands from 2009 – 2016 and Deputy Chair of the national training committee from 2014-2016.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Gillett at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

Other treatments

  • Groin pain
  • Knee disorders
  • Foot and ankle disorders
  • Tendon problems (Achilles, Patella)
  • Lumbar spine dysfunction
  • Exercise guidance and prescription

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Sports injury
Sports and exercise medicine

• Football and team medicine • Multi-disciplinary teams

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Glasgow / 1999
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

FRCEM / United Kingdom / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

FFSEM / United Kingdom / 2006
The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dip IMC / United Kingdom / 2003
Diploma in Immediate Medical Care

FFSEM / Ireland / 2005
The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

PGCert MSK / USA / 2017
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Contact information

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham call 0115 937 7735 or 0121 580 7131 for Spire Little Aston
Private secretary Julie Canning
Private secretary telephone 0121 5807405
Private secretary fax 0121 352 1971
Private secretary email Julie.CANNING2@spirehealthcare.com