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Clean sport is something that everyone at the UK Sports Institute is passionate about, and we want to be able to watch athletes do absolutely amazing things whilst knowing they’re clean and they’re doing it fairly.

Everyone supporting an athlete has a duty to protect clean sport and we work together to ensure athletes make informed decisions on clean sport, decreasing the likelihood of intentional and inadvertent doping.

We lead with an education mindset, in that we want to provide athletes with knowledge of nutrition that can help improve their health and help improve their performance.

We ensure that the WADA code and updated prohibited list is known and understood by all our clinicians.

Within the Institute we’re really proud about how we work in an inter-disciplinary fashion. The education and training that we do within the Institute isn’t just for nutritionists. It isn’t just for medics. It’s something that we do with all our athlete-facing people, so we’re all aware of it.


We work with the statutory body responsible for anti-doping in the UK, (UKAD). UKAD is responsible for making sure sports bodies in the UK are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. It does this by implementing the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.

UKAD provides clear information and guidelines on doping in sport in the UK, so visit their website for further information.

At the UK Sports Institute, we believe knowledge and teamwork are key. Our nutritionists and medics educate athletes around nutrition and how they can use this to safely achieve performance goals.
Mike Naylor Head of Performance Nutrition

Protect your sport

If you have any suspicions of doping activity in sport, no matter how small the information may seem, you can come forward in confidence via UKAD’s Protect Your Sport platforms, listed below.


When you feel something is wrong that could impact clean sport, take action and send UKAD a direct email with your concerns to UKAD guarantee that your name and email address will be kept confidential.

Online Form

Tell UKAD what you know via their online form. You will remain anonymous as standard, but if you choose to share your details confidentially it could help UKAD catch those in sport who seek to cheat.

24/7 Hotline

Call on 08000 32 23 32. You can choose to remain anonymous via this hotline or share your details with UKAD, which will help with their investigations. Your details will be kept securely on their systems.

Prohibited list

All prohibited substances and methods in sports are outlined in the Prohibited List.

The Prohibited List is managed and coordinated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), found on the WADA website here. The List is updated each year, coming into effect on 1st January. It is possible for WADA to make changes to the List more than once a year, but they must communicate such changes three months before they come into effect. As this list is updated annually, athletes and athlete support personnel should make sure they check it ahead of it coming into effect.

More information can be found on UKAD’s website here.