Eva Carneiro
The Football Medical Association has expressed its disappointment
over the treatment of former Chelsea team doctor, Eva Carneiro at the English
club. Eva quit the club this week one and a half months after her bust-up with Chelsea boss, Mourinho
 A statement from the body reads

“The FMA is extremely disappointed
that Dr Eva Carneiro will not be resuming her full duties as first team doctor
at Chelsea Football Club. As the representative body for medicine and science
personnel in the professional game, the FMA aims to protect the rights of its

“Having recently been contacted by
Eva, we have offered our full support in attempting to negotiate a satisfactory
outcome. Unfortunately this has not resulted in our preferred outcome. Chelsea
considers this now to be an internal matter and it is for Chelsea and Eva’s
appointed lawyers to discuss any further action.”


FA board member, Heather Rabbatts has described the medical professional
as a role model who to women/girls who aspire to work in football.
“Eva was one of the few very senior
women in the game, a highly respected doctor who has acted with professional
integrity in difficult circumstances and whose skills have been highly praised
by her colleagues, the club and governing bodies.
“On the 8th August
Eva fulfilled her duty as the senior medic and responded to the referee to
enter the field of play to treat a player.‎ Any other response would have been
a dereliction of her duty and a breach of GMC guidelines as confirmed recently
by the organisation of Premier League doctors.
“In acting properly she was then
subject to verbal abuse and public criticism and in effect demoted by her
removal from the bench. Her departure raises a serious question on how players
are safeguarded if their medical support is compromised.
“In addition, as Chair of the Inclusion Advisory Board, I have a responsibility to support women in the game and Eva has been a role model for many girls and women who aspire to work in football.

“Her treatment sends all the wrong messages.”