Professor Simon Kemp



GMC number: 3204058

Practising since: 1986


Sport and Exercise Medicine

Consultation times

  • Tuesday 17:30 - 20:00
  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00
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A specialist in Sports Medicine with a background as a team doctor in a number of sports including the England Rugby Men’s Senior Team, the English National Basketball team and Fulham Football Club.

Professor Kemp has offered specialist sports medicine clinics at Parkside since 1999 and enjoys seeing patients of all ages with problems in all the major body regions that are impacting on their ability to exercise.

Professor Kemp is the current Medical Director of the RFU with a special interest in concussion. He is a member of expert concussion groups for FIFA, the FA and World Rugby.

He lectures nationally and internationally on a range of injury, injury prevention and concussion-related topics.

Professor Kemp’s wife is a doctor and they have two grown-up children who went to local schools.

Professor Kemp sees adults and children aged 7 years+.

Special interests

  • Problems impacting on the ability to exercise in all groups – from the young aspiring elite athlete to the retiree
  • Concussion
  • Tendinopathy
  • Groin and hip pain
  • The school age athlete
  • Knee and shoulder pain

Personal interests

At the weekend he tries to ride his road bike with friends into Kent and Surrey.

Locations Professor Simon Kemp works with

Related experience


His research interests focus on injury surveillance and concussion prevention in rugby. He is an author of 100 peer-reviewed research papers, the majority with a focus on injury surveillance, injury prevention and concussion including the World Rugby and IOC consensus statements on injury surveillance.

Other posts held

  • Medical Services Director - Rugby Football Union

Insurers Professor Simon Kemp works with

Professor Simon Kemp works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • National Friendly Society
  • Simplyhealth
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Simon Kemp does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Simon Kemp does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Simon Kemp does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.