Dr James Thing

Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCGP FFSEM

Expertise: Hand and wrist injury, upper limb injury/pathology (including frozen shoulder, impingement, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis, lower limb tendon disorders, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection, non-operative management of hip and knee osteoarthritis and sports injury

NHS: Barts Health NHS Trust (The Royal London Hospital)

Adult/Paediatric: Adult & Paediatric *aged 12 and over


Dr James Thing qualified as a General Practitioner in 2010, before undertaking four  years of specialist registrar training to become a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in 2014.

James trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre – Headley Court, the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH) and Barts Health. Following on from this, James also worked as a Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor at the London Olympics in 2012.

Dr Thing is the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor, coordinating medical care for the Anniversary Games and Diamond League events.  He also works for Harlequins Rugby as their pitch side doctor and as a player tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Dr Thing also undertakes a weekly NHS musculoskeletal ultrasound/radiology list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).


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