Dr Owen Rainey

Owen trained at the Queen’s University of Belfast and following junior doctor posts he completed GP training in England (2012) while developing specialist interests in Sports Medicine, Medical Planning and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care. This skill set led to multiple overseas tours and experience in medical care provision over prolonged periods in austere environments worldwide.

He completed his Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2012 (University of Wales, Cardiff) and has been involved in a number of representative and professional sporting teams.  Living in Northern Ireland he has worked previously with the Ulster Rugby Academy and a range of high-level sports including: horse racing, football and boxing.  He is on the Match Day Doctor panel for Ulster Rugby providing concussion management support for URC and EPCR competition games.

He was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Team Northern Ireland for the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia and re-appointed to serve as CMO for Team NI in Birmingham 2022. Team NI recorded its highest ever medal success in 2022 and this is a sporting highlight for Owen.

Owen has also undertaken post-graduate Occupational medical training with the Dip Occ Med awarded in Jun 2021.  He currently works as a sessional GP in primary healthcare alongside roles in hospital based urgent GP led care and occupational medical provision.

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Meliora Medical Group’s Sports Medicine service operates under the name ‘Return2Play’ and has it’s own website.

Return2Play are the UK’s leading sports medicine provider for schools, clubs and universities.

Visit return2play.org.uk