Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine
MBCHB, DCH, DRCOG, MSc, MRCGP, FFSEM
Kate Hutchings is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant who has a wealth of experience in working with both elite athletes and recreational sports women across a wide variety of sports and dance. Her previous positions include working for both the English National Ballet and Royal Ballet as medical advisor and she is currently the clinical lead for the female athlete service at the UK Sports institute. In this role, she works within a multidisciplinary team to provide both clinical and performance advise to Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Kate is passionate about bringing her expertise and experience to supporting all physically active women to help them train and perform to their potential with their health and well-being at the forefront.
Kate’s career in Sports medicine was inspired by working at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Following her time in Australia she returned to the UK to initially train as a General Practitioner, gaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners with distinction in 2003. She completed her Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine with distinction from UCL in 2004 and went on to complete her specialist training at Oxford University NHS trust. She has trained in a variety of disciplines including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Exercise Medicine, Public Health and Emergency Medicine and is skilled in the use of diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections. Kate is a fellow of the faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and on the specialist register. In 2017, she was awarded a female athlete fellowship by the British Association of Sports medicine to attend Mc Master University, Canada.
In addition to her Olympic and paralympic work, Kate has also held positions at Chelsea Football Club academy division, Oxford University Rugby Team and has travelled with both UK Athletics and the GB synchronized swimming team to world championships. She has worked for Team GB in the medical headquarters at Tokyo Olympics, BOA World beach Games, the Olympic European Games and has attended two Commonwealth Games in the Gold coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022. Kate will be working with the British Olympic Association as part of Team GB at Paris 2024.
Kate qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1997 and gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2003.