The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) was founded in 1952 and is the largest multidisciplinary sports medicine organisation in the UK, offering full membership to medical practitioners and allied professionals such as physiotherapists and sports scientists.
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) is the leading multidisciplinary sport and exercise medicine membership organisation in the UK with a core responsibility to provide leadership, education and support for all.
BASEM members are multidisciplinary healthcare professionals who provide the care and management necessary to ensure safe and continuing participation in sport and physical activity at all levels with an emphasis on musculo-skeletal medicine.
BASEM supports the benefits of physical activity in all populations, without discrimination and the importance it plays in health and well-being and its role in both primary and secondary prevention of disease.
BASEM supports the WHO Global Action Plan to make significantly more people active by 2030.
BASEM recognises the need for strong National and International partnerships to achieve its vision.
BASEM is joint owner of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine Journal with BMJ Publishing and supports a strong international research agenda to underpin its principles.
BASEM has its own internationally recognised journal, The British Journal of Sports Medicine and is dedicated to the promotion of good health through physical activity and the provision of sports medicine expertise to optimise athletic performance at all levels.
The Association aims to provide support and education to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of athletes and individuals undertaking, or aspiring to undertake, regular physical activity at all levels.