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Inspiring a national healthcare revolution

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (NCSEM-EM) is one of three constituent centres providing a brand new model in healthcare delivery, allowing academics to work in close collaboration with clinicians and the public.

Inspiring a national healthcare revolution
The Centre brings together experts from around the region who specialise in conditions such as chronic disease, sports injuries and musculoskeletal health. These experts work together to treat and prevent injuries caused by exercise and to tackle conditions associated with a lack of exercise. They also contribute to the ‘exercise is medicine’ agenda – helping those with diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s and Osteoarthritis to alleviate their symptoms through exercise and enjoy a better quality of life.
The NCSEM-EM is a joint initiative between Loughborough University, the universities of Nottingham and Leicester, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire
Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The Director of the NCSEM-EM, Professor Mark Lewis is Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and is a leading expert in musculoskeletal biology. 

Universities today are increasingly asked to show the impact of their research, and the NCSEM-EM is a perfect example of that. We have patients being treated on campus on a daily basis, enabling us to see our research in action and the effect it has on people and their lives.

Professor Mark Lewis