Dr Samuel Thistleton


MBChB (honours) , MRCP (UK), FFSEM, dipSEM, PGCert (MSK US), MCISMSPA

GMC number: 7274708

Practising since: 2012


Sport and Exercise Medicine

Consultation times

  • Monday afternoon
  • Tuesday afternoon
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday evenings
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Dr Sam Thistleton is a consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM). His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems and rehabilitation from injury, as well as medical problems and symptoms relating to sport and exercise e.g. concussion, cardiac screening, breathlessness, and undue fatigue. He is passionate about enabling all patients - from professional athletes to first-time exercisers - to enjoy the benefits of physical activity and helping them overcome barriers to this.

He also works as an SEM consultant for a Premier League football academy, a Championship men’s first team, and The FA. He strives to carry over the multidisciplinary approach and attention to detail from elite settings to clinic patients.

Having previously worked in acute hospital medicine, he is interested in the prevention and treatment of cardiac arrest in sport and continues to direct and instruct on Advanced Life Support courses for The Resus Council UK. This ties neatly with his interest in medical education; he also teaches clinicians to employ motivational interviewing techniques promoting healthy behaviour change in patients, on Moving Medicine’s “Active Conversations” course. He is also a qualified personal trainer.

A career as a pianist was a close second for Sam, and he also participated keenly in martial arts. Aside from academic pursuits, he spends his spare time hiking in The Peak District.

Special interests

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical activity with a disability

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Related experience



PMID: 25864487 ,DOI: 10.1517/14656566.2015.1034107

I wrote the first draft for the BMJ’s 2018 update on gout management available at BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2893 (Published 18 July 2018)

Contributed to Paediatric Cancer resource for Moving Medicine, published online July 2020. https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/about-us/contributors

Adapted “Pace-Up” programme for Moving Medicine, published online September 2020




Dr Samuel Thistleton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Samuel Thistleton does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Samuel Thistleton does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.