Dr Alastair Jones

Alastair is an experienced hospital consultant with a demonstrated history of working within Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine. Skilled in managing musculoskeletal injuries and concussion. He has extensive experience with medical education, training and research.

He works with a range of patients from amateur athletes to international representatives. His specialist interests are the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussion), musculoskeletal injuries, particularly overuse injuries such as tendon problems and bone stress reactions.

Biography

Dr Alastair Jones is a Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Physician as well as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Alastair qualified in Medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He obtained Fellowship to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in 2011 and Membership to the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2019. He also achieved a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath in 2016 and a Post-Graduate Certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the University of East London in 2021. His areas of clinical interest include; Musculoskeletal Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Sports and Exercise Medicine and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion). The latter of which he is a key opinion leader for several global medical organisations. He also holds the role of Director of Medicine for ecovery and has a keen interest in Medical Education.

 

Alastair developed and leads the Bradford Royal Infirmary Minor Injury Unit and Musculoskeletal Service along with the Acute Musculoskeletal Clinic. A multidisciplinary clinic specifically designed for active patients who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries. The clinic comprises Sports/MSK physicians, physiotherapists, radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons. It takes the individual from injury right back to their work or chosen sport. He also leads a similar service at the Sports Injuries Clinic, Nuffield Hospital, Leeds.

 

Alastair is also heavily involved in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He currently provides medical services to Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and has held the post of Head of Medical Services for Leeds Rugby, where he oversaw the medical departments of both Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union. He currently provides medical services for the Rugby Football Union. He is a course director/instructor for the Rugby Football Unions Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport Course and forms part of the Twickenham Stadium international match day medical team. He also works as a match day doctor for Premiership Rugby, specifically looking at concussion and blood incidents during matches. Alastair has previously worked for Tonga as their doctor during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and has held the role of Immediate Care Doctor at the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup and 2016 Rugby Union Junior World Cup.