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Dr Stephen Humble is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London.
He qualified in Medicine at the University of Aberdeen in 2000. He trained in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Scotland and Australia respectively. In addition, he also completed a MSc in Pain Management from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and a PhD in Neuroscience in 2012.
Dr Humble qualified at Level 7 in Aesthetic Medicine at the Harley Academy, the UK’s largest postgraduate training provider in aesthetic medicine. The Harley Academy is the UK’s first nationally recognised Level 7 qualification in injectables for aesthetic medicine and is approved by Health Education England and regulated by Ofqual.
His specialist aesthetic skills and interests are Botox and Dermal Filler injections. His pain specialties include the management of neuropathic pain, regional anaesthesia and spinal interventional techniques. His current NHS post includes running the Qutenza capsaicin patch service for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathic pain.
Areas of interest
Musculoskeletal and joint pain
Neuropathic (nerve) pain
X Ray and Ultrasound guided injections
Steroid joint injections
Qutenza patch therapy
Anti wrinkle injections
Humble SR Mitochondrial dysfunction in diabetic neuropathy may be involved in the development of neuropathic pain via a reduction in neurosteroid synthesis. F1000 Research 2017 In Press
Kailainathan P, Humble S, Dawson H, Cameron, F, Gokani S, Lidder G. A National Survey of Pain Clinics within the United Kingdom and Ireland focusing on the multidisciplinary team and the incorporation of the extended nursing role British Journal of Pain 2017 In Press
Humble SR The global year against pain after surgery Expert Witness Institute Magazine Mar 2017
Humble S, Smith D, Bhaskar A. Apps, bots and Wearables: the future is here at present. Pain News Dec 2016 Vol 14(4) 173-176
Humble SR Neurosteroids are reduced in diabetic neuropathy and may be associated with the development of neuropathic pain F1000Res. 2016 Aug 5;5:1923.
Humble SR Could hot chilli pepper consumption reduce the prevalence of chronic pain? Rapid Response to Lv et al., Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study. BMJ 2015;351:h3942
Humble SR, Dalton A, Li L A systematic review of therapeutic interventions to reduce acute and chronic post-surgical pain after amputation, thoracotomy or mastectomy. Eur J Pain. 2015 Apr; 19(4):451-65. doi: 10.1002/ejp.567
Srivastava D, Humble S How do we follow up patients after interventions for chronic pain? A survey of Consultant Pain Physicians Pain News Sept 2013, 11(3):182-184
Humble SR Death, taxes and back pain Rapid Response to Freynhagen et al., Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain BMJ, May 2013; 346: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2937
Humble SR Neurosteroids; endogenous analgesics? PhD Thesis, submitted and accepted, University of Dundee, 2013
Raghavan S, Harvey AD, Humble SR. New opioid side effects and implications for long-term therapy Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care 2011, 1(1): 18-21 (EMBASE, Science Direct)
Humble SR, Cole S, Antoniewicz P and Colvin JR. Communication with the relatives of critically ill patients. British Journal of Intensive Care. 2009; 19(1): 13-17 (EMBASE)
Humble S. Letter of the month. Teaching communication skills: should we give up? BMJ Career Focus, Jul 2007; 335: 2
Humble S. ‘Heart of Darkness.’ Rapid response to: Sobande AD et al. A hard Day’s night. BMJ Career Focus 2006; 332: 118-119
Humble S. Epidural ‘Failure’ during final stages of Labour. IJOA Vol 15, Issue 1, January 2006, Page 88
- MBChB University of Aberdeen 2000
- MSc in Pain Mangement University of Edinburgh 2012
- PhD University of Dundee 2013
- FCARCSI College of Anaesthetists, Royal College Surgeons of Ireland 2006
- Aesthetic Medicine Level 7 Harley Academy, London 2018
Reference number 4696458
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Associate Fellow Royal College of Anaesthetists
Associate Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine RCoA
International Association for the Study of Pain
British Pain Society
European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
British Medical Association
Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland
Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
London Pain Forum
Scottish Society of Anaesthetists
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