Dr John Etherington CBE

Medical Director & Consultant Rheumatologist

MBChB MSc FPMRCA(Hon) FFSEM(UKFRCP

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Clinical Interests

Bone Health, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Exercise-based Rehabilitation, Rheumatology and Sero-negative Arthritis

Currently Works At

Medical Director and Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine

Work Experience

Armed Forces, as the Director of Defence Rehabilitation and Defence Consultant Advisor in Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Sport and Exercise Medicine, NHS England as National Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Clinical Director at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court

Other Experience

Current President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and Master’s degree in Sports Medicine



John’s Clinics #

Moorgate EC2A

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our Moorgate Clinic is currently closed. We are now open for remote consultations only.

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020 3595 1236

Canary Wharf E14

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our Canary Wharf clinic is currently closed. We are now open for remote consultations only.

Book an appointment
020 3595 1234


John’s Blog Posts #

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New Service: Rheumatology

Our Medical Director introduces our new service: Rheumatology. We now offer appointments in our Canary Wharf and Moorgate Clinics.

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Managing Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common complaints we see at Pure Sports Medicine so experts: Medical Director John Etherington and Physiotherapist Erin Lahay offer their advice on back pain, what to look for and what to do if you do experience it.