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Updated Infection Control Guidance for BASRaT registrants

23 November 2021

BASRaT Guidance to registrants: Infection control and operating procedures for the control of seasonal respiratory infections (including Covid-19)

BASRaT Guidance to registrants: Infection control and operating procedures for the control of seasonal respiratory infections (including Covid-19) is available to view


Enhance your Concussion knowledge

26 August 2021

Vital Courses and Resources


  • 90% of sports-related concussions take place without the individual losing consciousness.
  • After a concussion, athletes are 3-4x more likely to sustain another within the same season
Ensure your concussion knowledge is up-to-date with the resources provided below. A number of high-profile concussion cases have highlighted the consequences of head injuries and a recent report from the House of Commons DCMS Committee has strongly recommended a national UK protocol for concussion and best practice. We will keep you updated on all aspects of best practice.

The key message - If in doubt, sit them out.

Links for Healthcare Practitioners
  • England Rugby Headcase Guidance, and e-learning modules View  
  • Headcase Extended Guidance – How to identify and manage suspected  concussions, spot suspected concussions and potentially reduce the risk View
  • The FA’s Concussion Guidelines Interactive module How to recognise and manage a concussion from the time of injury through to a player’s safe  return to football. Visit  
  • The FA Concussion Guidelines - View  Guidelines PDF - View
Links to help educate participants in sport
  • The FA's Concussion for players film: lessons from the pitch. An educational tool for players and coaches, first hand stories of players putting themselves at risk   whilst concussed. View 
  • A useful link to provide to those suffering from concussion. The information will help both people in the early stages of recovery and those who experience ongoing problems. Mild head injury and concussion | Headway     







COVID-19 update: advice to members regarding 19th July easing of restrictions

16 July 2021

Read BASRaT's latest update regarding the easing of restrictions on 19th July

A short update on requirements from the 19th July onwards (in England).

PPE - We've had confirmation from Public Health England that there will be no changes to Personal Protective Equipment guidance. This means you should continue to use: 

- A type 2R face mask

- Single use gloves

- Single use apron

- The use of visors / eye protecion on a risk-assessed basis

PHE have not yet advised on a date for the revision of this guidance. This level of PPE is important for keeping you, your patients and staff safe - it also exempts you from isolation if you are in contact with a patient that later tests positive.

Patient face coverings - Patients should continue to wear face coverings (unless they are exempt) in healthcare settings. This will be consistent with ongoing Government and PHE guidance. Our guidance on patient face coverings will remain as it is now.

Vaccination status - Vaccination status is not relevant with regards to the use of PPE and face coverings as the same PPE is required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to ask patients to disclose this information for these purposes.

Classes and group activity - The legal limits on gatherings and social distancing will end. However, the government are encouraging businesses to maintain the safe working practices, additional cleaning and ensuring good ventilation. Where possible, it would be advisable to maintain social distancing and minimise contact between participants.

We should be able to clarify points in more detail next week. Please bare with us in awaiting updates to the guidance document. If you have any questions, please contact Ollie on                       BASRaT Team.


02 July 2021

The current issue of BJSM is edited by BASRaT Chief Executive, Stephen Aspinall

Compiled, written and edited by BASRaT Chief Executive, Steve Aspinall, The July 2021 edition of BJSM is an invaluable read. 

Steve focusses on both treating the patient in front of you and the power of language: integrating research into effective clinical practice, 

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This edition also includes:

EDITORIAL - Knee arthroscopy: evidence for a targeted approach - this thoughtful editorial by Robert LaPrade and his Orthopaedic colleagues discusses the science underpinning knee arthroscopy, the importance of a sound clinical assessment along with giving real consideration to the individual patient in front of you 

REVIEWS - Comparative effectiveness of physical exercise interventions for chronic non-specific neck pain  


- adherence to physical activity recommendations for 11–22 years and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality - why it is never too late to increase your activity levels 

- Time-efficient intervention to improve older adolescents’ cardiorespiratory fitness


- Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity: infographic, animation and call to action (left) - a whole systems approach is crucial for improving population health and underlines the importance of collaborative working

- When is abnormal normal? Reframing MRI abnormalities as a normal part of ageing (middle image)

BASRaT Registered Sport Rehabilitators get free access to BJSM, access this edition here 

Covid-19: Updated BASRaT Guidance

29 June 2021

Read the latest version of BASRaT's guidance for registrants on operating safely during Covid.

The latest version of the guidance is available to view here. Members who have questions about the guidance can contact Oliver Coburn on

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