Doctor Mike Rossiter brings a wealth of rugby and sports medicine experience to his role as the London Irish squad's doctor. Mike qualified in medicine from The Royal Free Hospital in London. He initially trained as a general practicioner and was a partner in a practice in Wiltshire before deciding on a change in direction to sports and exercise medicine. He completed his Masters Degree from the University of Bath, where he is now a clinical tutor and visiting lecturer on the Sports and Exercise Medicine course. He was recently elected as one of the first Fellows of the new UK Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He still maintains some General Practice but the majority of his time is now in sports and exercise medicine. As well as London Irish, he is one of the club doctors at Southampton Football Club, the Chief Medical Officer for Great Britain Hockey and doctor for the GB Synchronised Swimming squad. He has private clinics in Wimbledon, Farnborough and Basingstoke and also works for The English Institute of Sport based at Bisham Abbey. He was the team doctor for the England men's and women's hockey teams at the Commonwealth Games in 2006. Mike played rugby up to County level but the combination of work, injury and family commitments forced him into retirement.
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