Sheffield-based partnership to help children involved in sport

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A Sheffield based partnership has been launched specialising in children’s sports and exercise medicine.

The National Institute for Children’s Sports and Exercise Medicine involves Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Hallam University, the Sheffield National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and the University of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Its work will focus on young people who play professional sport, suffer from a chronic condition or who simply want to understand the impacts of exercise on both physical and mental health.

Professor Paul Dimitri, Director of Research and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, said: “Sheffield has so many world renowned services related to children’s health and exercise. We also have a very strong track record in sports science and engineering, making Sheffield the natural home for the new institute.

“Through world class research, we can provide evidence to support with the treatment and management of long term conditions, improve general health and also help young people who take part in elite sports.”