MICAS Clinician Biography

Dr Tom Coffey OBE, MBBS MRCP MRCGP BSc DRCOG DCH (Clinical Lead)

“I qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1988. I have been a Wandsworth GP since 1994. I was born in Tooting, went to school in Tooting, live in Tooting and will probably die in Tooting. I also work in A+E in Charing Cross hospital. I am a Chelsea FC season ticket holder.”

Dr Coffey is also Chair CQRG for St George’s Hospital Trust, Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Children’s Services, and Clinical Director for Emergency Care NHS England (London).

Dr Sarah Davies

Sarah’s musculoskeletal interest lies in overuse injuries, including exertional lower limb pain, upper limb occupational injuries and persistent back pain. Sarah became interested in the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in 2005, after her core medical training, whilst undertaking a Masters in Physical Acting at the London Central School of Speech and Drama.

Since the start of her sport medicine career, Sarah has been involved with ParaSport, initially working in football with the FA blind deaf and CP squads. In Summer 2012 she was the Sports Physician for the 200m Gold Medalist Richard Whitehead as he undertook 40 marathons in 40 days from John O’Groats to Lands’ End. Since London 2012, Sarah has joined the English Institute of Sport, where she has been enjoying her roles as the Chief Medical Officer for ParaShooting and Medical Officer for ParaAthletics.

Sarah has published work within the field of SEM and has a personal interest in triathlon, yoga and winter sports. As well as working with competitive athletes to enhance performance; Sarah supports the use of all types of activity for the enhancement of health and wellbeing, in the prevention of illness, and as an important therapeutic intervention in long-term medical conditions.

Dr Peter Thomson

Dr Peter Thomson MBBS, MSc Sports Med (Lond) FFSEM (UK), MRCGP, is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

He is an Honorary NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Battersea Healthcare where he has worked as the Lead Physician in MICAS (the Musculoskeletal Interface Clinical Assessment Service) since 2004.

Over the years Peter has gained a wide experience of sporting conditions, having an interest in injuries associated with soccer, rugby, skiing and running. Peter is qualified to use diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound in his clinical practice. He has a Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from Bournemouth University and will complete his Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in 2015.

Peter qualified from the Westminster & Charing Cross Medical School in 1985. He trained in Sports Medicine at the Academic Department of Sports Medicine, Royal London Hospital & Queen Mary’s College and gained a distinction in his Masters’ Degree in 2002.

Until 2011 he worked as a General Practitioner treating a wide variety of orthopaedic and sports injuries in his practice before becoming a full time Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist.

Peter has worked in Academy Football in the past. He acted as a Club Doctor at Esher Rugby Club from 2007 – 2014. Currently he works for the Football Association in disability football and is the Team Doctor for the England Senior B1 Blind Football Team (appointed 2013).  He was a volunteer Sports Physician at the London 2012 Olympics.

Dr Suresh Mohan MBBS MRCS MRCGP Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Dr Mohan qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2000. After initially training as a surgeon, he retrained to be a GP in 2006. Dr Mohan obtained a diploma in Sports and Exercise medicine in 2010 and since then he has been working as a GP in a regular practice as well as GP with special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine in specialist clinics such as the one ran by Battersea Healthcare CIC. As well as being able to focus on your specific complaint, he feels this also gives him the opportunity to provide a more holistic approach to patients’ musculoskeletal issues.

Anne-Marie Logan MSc MMACP MCSP

Anne-Marie trained at St Thomas Hospital and shortly after qualification moved to St Georges Hospital, London where she worked for several years in a wide range of specialities. She has an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from UCL and since has specialised in musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in spinal pain. In 2008 she joined the Lambeth Musculoskeletal MCATTS service where she was clinical lead before moving back to St Georges, working in the MICAS service and in Neurology within the Headache Service. She is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at St George’s University, London and lectures on headache and physiotherapy. She completed the Independent Non Medical Prescribing course in March 2015 at London South Bank University and is currently applying for funding of an RCT on an aspect of headache treatment.

Alison Hyde-Blake BSc (hons) physiotherapy, HCPC, Dip ortho med, Dip injection therapy, PGcert NMP MCSP

Alison qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Manchester university in 1994 and has been working in the musculoskeletal speciality exclusively since 1997. She went on to gain a diploma in orthopaedic medicine and injection therapy whilst working in an extended role as a physiotherapy clinical specialist. In 2015, Alison qualified as a non-medical prescriber from South Bank University – one of the first waves of physiotherapists to undertake this additional training.