The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project that delivers education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. It aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and well-being of the nation, from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.
NCSEM has five key themes that cover research, education and clinical activity:
- Physical activity in disease prevention
- Exercise in chronic disease
- Sports injuries and musculoskeletal health
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Performance health
NCSEM East Midlands is a partnership between the University of Leicester, Loughborough University, The University of Nottingham, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It is one of three regional hubs established with a £30m investment from the Department of Health, along with London and Sheffield.
NCSEM East Midlands has a hub and spoke structure with the hub based in a newly built, dedicated space at Loughborough University that has been specifically designed to bring together the capabilities of the partner universities and NHS trusts to facilitate the translation of research into education, training and clinical services.