Dr Simon Till
Scope of Practice:
It is common that a consultant will perform more procedures in their NHS practice than privately due to the differences in the private and NHS facilities. The table below shows the main procedures Dr Till performs at Claremont Private Hospital and is a guide to his scope of practice.
|Musculoskeletal & performance problems affecting the exercising/sporting individual of all abilities, ages (16 & above) & backgrounds
|Musculoskeletal & performance problems affecting the exercising/sporting individual of all abilities, ages (below 16) & backgrounds
|Inflammatory rheumatological disorders affecting the entire musculsoskeletal system (all joints, bones, muscles, tendons & ligaments) in patients 16 years and above
|Non-Inflammatory disorders affecting the entire musculoskeletal system (all joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) in patients 16 years and above
Training & background:
Dr Till is part of Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd (SOL), proudly in partnership with Claremont Private Hospital. In addition to Claremont’s CQC accreditation, SOL has it’s own CQC accreditation and is part of Claremont’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call consultant cover provision for inpatients. SOL Consultants are integral to the reduced length of stay Claremont patients enjoy, compared to other providers.
Simon has been Consultant Rheumatologist and Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician in Sheffield since 1999, he works full time in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont Hospital.
As a general rheumatologist his particular interest is the management of non-inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders but also reflecting his experience in sport & exercise medicine the management of inflammatory arthritis in those who enjoy exercising/sport for either recreational or professional reasons.
His interest in sport and exercise medicine (SEM) dates back to medical school. After qualifying in 1989, Simon opted for conventional acute medicine training on the basis that rheumatology was a speciality that would allow him to develop his SEM interests. As a registrar, Simon started working in professional sport, completing his Masters degree at Nottingham University and gaining additional clinical experience in both Nottingham and Leicester. He was appointed to his current consultant post in 1999, and soon established one of the first NHS sport & exercise medicine services in the UK.
In addition to developing his NHS practice, Simon has worked within elite sport for nearly 20 years including several international multisport games, most memorably London 2012. He was Chief Medical Officer for British University Sport for 3 years, has worked in several professional sports including 5 years with the ECB providing medical services to the England cricket team, and up until 2015 was a medical officer with the English Institute of Sport from it’s inception in 2003.
Throughout his career he has made a significant contribution to the wider development of Sport & Exercise Medicine through his work with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and the Royal College of Physicians.
Simon’s research interests reflect his belief that low levels of physical activity & fitness are the most important reversible cause of chronic illness in the UK. While enjoying his own sport his research focuses on the benefits of all activity to health and the premise that every little extra helps and the recognition that any activity is good activity. He is clinical lead for Sheffield’s National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine based at Graves, a co-founder of Sheffield’s Institute for Children’s Sport & Exercise Medicine and a member of Sheffield’s MoveMore team.
Simon is passionate about getting the work/life balance right and has always prioritised his his own sport; a keen cyclist who regularly plays tennis and golf and when time permits holiday water sports and skiing. When not playing sport he relaxes managing his wildlife garden.
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment
M: Monthly sessions A: Consulting alternative weeks A/H: Ad Hoc
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