Collins, Richard (Dr)
MBBS, MRCGP, MFSEM(UK&I), DipSEM(UK)
Bedford Sport Doctor
Qualified in Medicine from the University of London (Royal Free Hospital)
Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the University of East London
Morning: Friday & Saturday
Provision of diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Provision of Ultrasound Guided injections:- Joint & Soft Tissues
- Shoulder Hydrodistension for Frozen Shoulder
- Tendon Calcium Barbotage
- Tendon High Volume Vessel Disruption
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Dr Richard Collins is a Bedford based Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist who is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and management of Sport Injuries & Musculoskeletal disorders.
He works within the NHS Bedfordshire Community MSK Service as a Musculoskeletal Physician alongside working as a Sport Physician for the English Institute of Sport in the West Midlands, providing care to British Para-Archers, Judo Players and Gymnasts.
He is expert in the practice of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound which he incorporates directly into his clinical practice both for diagnostic purposes as well as to guide injections. This enhances the understanding of what is causing particular conditions as well as ensuring the accurate and safe placement of any required injections.
He is part of a small group of clinicians nationally that offer the above blend of clinical and ultrasound skills.
He is active within the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine where he is the current Chair of Education.
Dr Collins is the current Education Chair of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine. He also teaches and examines on the University of Bath MSc course in Sport & Exercise Medicine. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects within Sport Medicine and is regularly invited to teach local clinicians in this field.
Recent publications include:
Lateral elbow tendinosis: a review of diagnosis and management in general practice. Christopher JB Speers, Gurjit S Bhogal and Richard Collins Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (676): 548-549. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699725
Comment on: Should Rheumatology be a core discipline of a chronic pain multi-disciplinary team? Louise Warburton Richard Collins Chris Tomlinson Rheumatology, Volume 58, Issue 1, 1 January 2019, Pages 184–185, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key320