We thought we’d start our round-up with a heart-warming story, as we all adapt to a very different and challenging landscape… Here’s how the cycling community rallied round after Dr. Dan Harvey’s bike was stolen. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/03/26/cycle-companies-race-to-replace-icu-doctors-stolen-bike/


Telephone and video consultations – The SEMPRIS underwriters confirm that members are covered for telephone and video consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.sempris.co.uk/2020/03/17/an-update-for-members-regarding-telephone-video-consultations-and-covid-19-contingency/

SEMPRIS Support –  We are delighted to announce the launch of our new service offering expert legal support and representation to our members. https://www.sempris.co.uk/medico-legal/

Mercedes Formula 1 Tackle COVID_19 – The team hope to produce up to 1000 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices a day.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002

London Marathon – Rescheduled to 4th October https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

Impacted Sporting Events – A current update of global sport and the impact of coronavirus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/51605235

Research and Articles

Trust and Expertise on Social Media – With accurate, factual communications critical in a public health crisis, what steps can be taken to handle social media with care? https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1160

Mental health and psychological well-being in rugbyResearch among professional rugby league players from the UK https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000711

Activity Monitors –  A review and meta-analysis of the validity of current technologies. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/6/332?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bjsm&utm_content=toc&utm_term=03032020

Referees – Physical Load and Referees’ Decision-Making in Sports Games: A Scoping Review https://www.jssm.org/hf.php?id=jssm-19-149.xml

Concussion – Do Initial Symptom Factor Scores Predict Subsequent Impairment Following Concussion? https://journals.lww.com/cjsportsmed/FullText/2020/03001/Do_Initial_Symptom_Factor_Scores_Predict.8.aspx

Golf and Mindfulness – A Scottish study has looked at how golfers control their attention. https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18328937.scottish-research-reveals-mindfulness-key-golf-success/


NSAIDS and COVID-19 – Advice on prescribing during the pandemic. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/03/21/nsaids-and-corticosteroid-injections-during-the-covid-pandemic-what-sport-and-exercise-medicine-physicians-and-sports-physios-should-know/

Concussion and Suicide Prevention – Should multidisciplinary support teams be created for each person experiencing long-term concussion symptoms? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/suicide-post-concussion-research-taylor-pryor-winnipeg-1.5491646?cmp=rss

Brain Injury – Reducing the risk without losing the thrills. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51293675

AI – What are the ethical implications for radiologists? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0720048X19304188?via%3Dihub&sf231258065=1#!

Resource round-up

Some websites, podcasts and apps you might find useful:

Injury Risk and Running Shoes  Is the current body of research able to guide clinicians in recommending shoe types? https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/prescribing-the-perfect-running-shoe-myth-busting-podcast-with-dr-laurent-malisoux-episode-422

Moving Medicine – A resource for supporting healthcare professionals integrating physical activity into routine clinical care. https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/

Return from Underperformance – A useful infographic from YLM Sport Science. https://ylmsportscience.com/2020/03/09/the-multidisciplinary-process-leading-to-return-from-underperformance-sustainable-success-in-a-world-class-endurance-athlete/

Mental Health – What 4 things should a team physician do to help an athlete with their mental health? https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/athletes-mental-healtha-major-issue-dr-margo-mountjoy-shares-management-tips-episode-421

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

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