Anti-Doping in sport is critical to maintain the integrity and ethos that sport abides by on a global basis. In the UK we are particularly proactive when it comes to maintaining a drug free sport and UKA are at the cutting edge.

UKA maintain up to date website content that provides comprehensive and accurate information for athletes (of all ages and levels), coaches, parents, medical support staff, officials and other members of the athlete’s support group that require access to appropriate information in order to understand and comply with the anti-doping regulations.

UKA Anti-Doping education takes many forms and includes the following:

The Anti-Doping section of the UKA website provides comprehensive information which is easily accessible to all the link is:

Much of the information can also be provided in printed form free of charge - simply email with your contact details and your requirements, and they can send information out.  

Two other excellent websites are the UK Sport website and Here you can find a variety of doping-related information and information which allows you to check the status of any medication which you may be using.

UKA Anti-Doping Team

David Herbert, Anti-Doping Manager
Tel. 0121 7138 432

David Walsh, Anti-Doping Education Coordinator
Tel. 0121 7138 481

Ellen Butcher, Anti-Doping Administrator
Tel. 0121 7138 466

Confidential fax number: 0121 7138 451


Sources of Information

UK Anti-Doping: the UKAD website has excellent information on prohibited substances and UKAD’s anti-doping policy. You can check the status of your medication at

You can also send an email to the team with your medication queries – messages are monitored daily and responses given on weekdays (excluding Public Holidays).

Drug Information Line: a free-call drugs information line for assistance with all drugs-related queries and questions about supplements. 0800 528 0004

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): pages of information with help, advice and information on all manner of doping-related matters.

International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF): downloadable handbooks on anti-doping, protocol for EPO testing, and control of drug abuse etc.

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)


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