Dr Glen Rae

Dr Glen Rae

Sports Medicine Consultant

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Glen Rae at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I was born in the North East of England and graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 1999 and have worked as a Sports Medicine Doctor within professional sport since 2002.

I was appointed as the first full time sports medicine doctor at Sunderland AFC by Roy Keane in 2008 as Head of the Medical Department / Club Doctor. I resigned from this role in May 2013 in order to pursue other opportunities. I was then appointed by the FA as Mens’ England U20 Team Doctor and was proud to be part of the World Cup winning backroom team at the 2017 U20 FIFA World Cup in South Korea in 2017. I currently work with professional jockeys at Newcastle Racecourse and as Team Doctor at Durham County Cricket Club. Following the World Cup I returned to Sunderland AFC during the preseason of 2017/18 season as Director of Medicine and Performance to oversee the Medical and Sport Science Departments at the club.

Whilst working regularly with elite athletes I am equally comfortable working with amateur and non-sporting patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems. I have a passion to help like-minded and passionate, amateur sportsmen and women return to their chosen sport as quickly and safely as possible. I work within the NHS as a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine and am the Musculosketal Medicine Clinical Lead in Sunderland where I consult with adults of all ages suffering from a wide range of joint and soft tissue problems effecting both their general mobility and exercise.

I have lectured at a range of national and international conferences whilst also being actively involved in the training of junior doctors in the northern region and am heavily involved in research within the field of Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine with local and national Universities.

Please see www.SportsMedicineNE.co.uk for further information and patient focussed blogs.

Clinical Interests

Sports medicine
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Non-surgical management of tendon problems. Joint and soft tissue injections including new therapies. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injection therapy. Training and overuse injuries. Musculoskeletal medicine- soft tissue injuries and degenerative joint disease e.g. Osteoarthritis. Groin pain including sportsman’s hernia.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Leeds / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

RCGP / The Royal College of General Practitioners (Edinburgh) / 2005
Membership Royal College of General Practitioners (Edinburgh)

MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine / University of Bath / 2011
Master of Science Degree

PGCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound / University of Teesside / 2014
Postgraduate Certificate

Professional memberships

Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)
British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
UK Association Doctors in Sport (UKADIS)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine, Clinical Lead, South Tyneside Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I personally enjoy participating in a wide range of sports being awarded University colours in Basketball at and most recently returning to competitive running and running in local league harrier competitions.  In any free time I  enjoy spending time with my wife as we attempt to keep up with the social lives of our three young children!

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Website http://www.sportsmedicinene.co.uk