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 associate membership to allied professionals such as physiotherapists and sports scientists.
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.
BASEM is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status:
Company Limited by Guarantee Number: 1962979
Registered Charity Number: 293854
Registered Office: Nixon Mee Ltd, Unit 9 Whitwick Business Centre, Stenson Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4JP, UK
The Assocation operates from its registered office in Doncaster:-
Unit 3, Jetstream Drive, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3QS.
T: 01302 623222
BASEM holds National Association Membership of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).
FIMS aims primarily to promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, to protect the physical and mental health and ensure the wellbeing of all who are engaged in sports and exercise and to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance by maximizing their genetic potential, health, nutrition and (access to) high-quality care and training.
BASEM holds membership of The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA). An umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK. The organisation's mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions.
BASEM holds membership of The European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA), whose aim is to develop and harmonise education in Sports Medicine throughout Europe and to get Sports Medicine included in the basic curricula at all Medical schools and Educational Institutions.