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UK sports grounds typically have a stock of emergency medications, supplied and prescribed by a club doctor. Recently, a physiotherapy colleague told me that Professional Sport Association pitch- side trainers informed her that medications, especially emergency medications, should always be readily accessible, especially when the doctor is not available. Since this raises issues regarding professional standards and duty of care, I resolved to investigate current legal frameworks protecting both medical personnel and athlete in the athletic arena.

Type

Internet publication

Publisher

BJSM Blog

Publication Date

09/07/2013