If an athlete with a legitimate medical condition needs to use a prohibited substance or method, they will need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). This is only accepted if there are no other suitable permitted medications or treatments that can be used, and there is a strict, detailed process to determine this. Athletes can find out more information about the TUE process on the UKAD website below and use the TUE Wizard to find out whether they need to apply for a TUE and who to submit their application to. The athlete must apply for a TUE prior to the use of the prohibited substance or method.
Athletes should advise medical personnel of their obligation to abide by the INF anti-doping rules and that any medical treatment received must not violate these rules.
TUE Process and more information
UKAD TUE Guidance
INF TUE Guidance
TUE Request in INF Tournaments
TUE Request in National Championships
If you are exclusively competing in national championships your TUE request can be addressed to the UK’s National Anti-Doping Organisation, UKAD. More details on application (and forms can be found here).