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- Pain medicine
Primary medical degree 1985 Guy's & St Thomas' Medical School, University of London.
Specialty training in anaesthetics and pain medicine Bristol and South West.
Lecturer in Anaesthetics at University of Bristol before becoming consultant at Frenchay Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Bristol) 1996.
Advised NICE on interventional pain treatments during the decade up to 2015.
Invited speaker at international pelvic pain meetings and at the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine at Royal College of Anaesthetists by election.
Undertook "Stage" in pudendal neuralgia diagnosis and management in Nantes.
Specialty director for anaesthesia at North Bristol NHS Trust. Later became specialty director for pain services in the trust.
Ceased full-time NHS practice 2017.
Continuing role at University of Bristol as Teaching Fellow.
Areas of interest
Pain management. Chronic pain; Spinal pain; Urogenital pain; Pelvic pain; Back pain; CRPS; Complex pain problems; Interventional pain treatments; General anaesthesia; Regional anaesthesia;
Improving communication in the consultation. Teaching medical students effective consulting skills.
Patient selection and the appropriateness of treatment pathways. Avoidance of overtreatment. Evidence in pain medicine.
Chartermark Award as director of day surgery service at Frenchay Hospital.
Past President Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society.
Chapter in book published by International Association for the Study of Pain. "Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: From Definition to Best Practice" 2015
Courses offered to GPs
Pain-related talks delivered to GPs twice a year through the local educational update service, plus ad hoc talks.
- MB BS University of London (UMDS Guy's & St Thomas') 1985
- Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Anaesthetists 1992
- Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists 2007
- MBA Open University 1999
- Pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome management Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes (Hotel Dieu) 2007
Reference number 3080470
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthetics, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain
World Institute of Pain
The Pelvic Floor Society
Regional Anaesthesia (UK)
Association of Anaesthetists of UK and Ireland
Difficult Airway Society
Royal Society of Medicine
Bristol Medico-Legal Society
Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0797 441 2933