Dr Noel Pollock

Dr Noel Pollock

MB BCh

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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1 specialist

18 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.89

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“Very approachable and always willing to help. “
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Subspecialties

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6052902
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    172 reviews

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7HA
    66 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 16:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 16:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 16:00
    Thu
    13:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Noel Pollock is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), Associate Professor at UCL and Chief Medical Advisor for British Athletics.


    Noel graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University in 2006. He was one of the first cohort of 8 specialist SEM trainees in the UK.


    He was team doctor for the British Track and Field team for 15 years between 2006 and 2021 and has attended numerous Olympic, Paralympic, World and European championships. He led the British Athletics medical team as Chief Medical Officer between 2016 and 2021. Noel was also a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Olympics Athletics Stadium. In addition to his role at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and Chiswick Medical Centre, Noel is British Athletics Chief Medical Advisor with a governance and oversight remit.


    Noel joined the ISEH and Chiswick Medical Centre in January 2021 as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine and provides clinical services for all patients with musculoskeletal pain or injury.


    He has published work in the areas of muscle injury classification and rehabilitation, female athlete health, elite athlete health management and Achilles tendinopathy.


    Noel is a former endurance runner and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m. With his competitive athletics days behind him, he now cycles regularly and plays football at the weekend. 

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    Procedures

    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Prolotherapy
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Running Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Sports Medicine
    • Ligament Injury
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Tennis Injury
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Osteoporosis
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Rugby Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
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    Reviews

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.89
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.89
    Running Injuries
    4/9
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    3/9
    Injury Rehabilitation
    2/9
    Endurance Sports Injuries
    1/9
    Joint Injection
    1/9
    Joint Injury
    1/9
    Musculoskeletal Medicine
    1/9
    Osteoarthritis
    1/9
    Sports Injuries
    1/9
    Sports Injuries
    1/9
    Sports Injury
    1/9
    Ultrasound
    1/9
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    Very approachable and always willing to help.
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    (5/5)
    Excellent!
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    (4/5)
    Kind and efficient, a couple of points I needed were missing from my report and no guide prices for follow up treatments. However wouldn’t hesitate in coming back. Thank you
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    (5/5)
    Very caring, great communication, and excellent knowledge.
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    Patient seen for:
    Excellent and thoroughly professional
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    (5/5)
    Friendly, highly knowledgable, and an expert in diagnosis and treatment. Noel immediately put me at ease, and was able to talk me through every step of my scan and treatment in a way that related easily to me as a marathon runner. Noel offered a highly professional level of service, and I left full of confidence in my diagnosis and reassured by the treatment plan put in place. I would not hesitate to recommend Noel to all my friends and fellow training partners.
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    (5/5)
    Very good, clear explanations
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Swift and accurate diagnostic of an issue which remained a mystery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Noel Pollock is knowledgeable, experienced and respectful. He approaches diagnosis and treatment from all angles. He communicated with my physio and coach, and made some referrals to ensure that I will receive the best care going forward.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Dr. James Hull
    Dr. James Hull
    Respiratory Medicine

    11-05-2021

    Noel is a top rate sports physician and world authority on running-related sports medicine issues.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injury
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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