appoints Chief Medical Officer
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed the appointment
of Dr Peter Gregory as the Boards first Chief Medical Officer.
He begins work immediately.
the current Director of Masters Programme in Sports and Exercise
Medicine at the University of Nottingham, will be charged with delivering
the medical support service to the centrally contracted England
players. In addition he will be responsible for the co-ordination
of the medical support programme to the mens talent development
squads - the National Academy and England U19, U17 and U15 age group
sides - the England Womens team and England Womens Development
Morris, ECB Performance Director, to whom Dr Gregory will report,
said, I am delighted to welcome such an experienced and highly
qualified medical practitioner to the ECB, Peter will be a huge
asset to us. He will ensure that any injured England player gets
the best possible medical attention and he will be on hand to guide
them right through the rehabilitation process.
National Academy facility at Loughborough will be the base for the
ECBs medical care when operational in autumn 2003, providing
us with an ideal environment to be able to look after our most talented
will review the current ECB medical support structure and provide
recommendations for the future delivery of medical support for ECB
work with the England mens team will include the provision
of medical services during practice and competition, and the supervision
of players rehabilitation programmes. He will therefore co-ordinate
the referral of Englands centrally contracted players to other
doctors and specialists as appropriate, making him the major point
of contact for injured players.
will also be responsible for the education of players and coaches
on subjects such as the prevention of injury and illness, drug-related
problems, diet and nutrition and doping issues.
extensive work in sports medicine includes experience with England
Hockey, the Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain, the Lawn
Tennis Association and Notts County Football Club. In 1998 he completed
a major study entitled Bowling injuries in elite young cricketers.
He is a member of the ECB Coaches Association and he plays cricket
at Banbury Cricket Club.