Prof Mark Batt is a Consultant of Sport and Exercise Medicine working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and The BMI Park Hospital. He also spends his time working with professional athletes and tournaments such as Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics.
We caught up with him to find out more about his exciting roles:
How did you get into the medical profession?
I got into medicine because I was always interested in sciences at school, I’m from a very medical family, I’m the 10th doctor in direct generations, and we go back to the middle 1700s. Thus I guess part of my love of medicine was in my genes.
Growing up I always loved sports and I was always looking for a fusion of medicine and sport, making sports medicine a very natural choice for me. That having been said, training in sports medicine was really difficult because there were no specialist training schemes when I qualified in 1984.