Dr Alastair Nicol
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and FASIC Medical Director
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine
FFSEM (UK), MBChB, MSc, Dip IMC RCS(Ed) (1998)
Former Secretary of the Executive Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Clinical excellence award – Bronze award in 2016
- High performance medicine
- Injury prevention
- Musculoskeletal injury management
- Health promotion
- Diagnostic ultrasound
I am on the specialist register for Sport and Exercise Medicine with the GMC and am recognised one of the leading and most experienced Doctors in World Rugby. I was the Match Day Doctor for the World Cup Final in 2015 and have since then supported both Scottish Rugby and the RFU at Twickenham. I have also worked with Team GB at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Team Scotland at the last three Commonwealth Games, and a variety of other multi-sport games.
Having played age-grade rugby for Scotland, I suffered too many injuries to continue playing, so now focus on managing them. After 30 years in the Army, including service with The Parachute Regiment and the Special Forces, I am fairly experienced in musculoskeletal, expeditionary and activity-related injuries. Committed to getting the nation more active.