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Last updated: 28 Nov 2020
- Pain medicine
I am a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine with an experience of more than ten years. As a Clinical lead for pain management in the NHS hospital, I have been instrumental in developing the interventional and multidisciplinary pain service. I have experience in treating a wide range of pain conditions and my main areas of interest are low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain and complex regional pain syndrome.
I am proficient in interventional techniques including spinal injections like epidurals, facet joint injections, diagnostic nerve blocks, radiofrequency denervation. I completed my postgraduate anaesthesia and pain management training in Nottingham University Hospitals.
During my training, I gained FRCA & FFPMRCA from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. In addition, I underwent advanced training in Pain management before being appointed as a consultant. My special interests are interventional pain management, orthopaedic/trauma and regional anaesthesia.
Areas of interest
Facet joint injections
Diagnostic medial branch blocks
Nerve Root block
Sacroiliac joint injection
Post surgical pain
Occipital nerve blocks for headaches
Genicular nerve blocks for knee pain
- Ruth Thompson
- Spire Nottingham Hospital Tollerton Lane Tollerton Nottingham NG12 4GA
- 0115 937 7801
- MBBS DA FRCA FFPMRCA Royal college of Anaesthetists 2006
Reference number 6032638
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthetics, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the faculty of the Pain medicine
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.