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Last updated: 4 Jun 2020
- Pain medicine
I have been a Consultant in Pain Management since 1995 practicing a wide variety of interventional procedures and non-invasive procedures for pain. I have also pioneered the use of class 4 laser for the relief of chronic pain in the UK (not covered by insurance as yet www.laser4pain.co.uk). This is a non-invasive form of pain relief that has no side effects, unlike many medications and treatments.
I have direct communications with spinal and neurosurgeons and work closely with them and physiotherapy departments.
I have an interest and am active in medicolegal practice both claimant/defendant and clinical negligence.
I have many outside interests including music, cycling and viticulture. I was a keyboardist and founding member of a long standing multi-genre rock band but have resigned recently to pursue different musical interests.
Areas of interest
Back pain;Neck pain;Nerve pain;Fibromyalgia; laser therapy;Facet joint injections;radio frequency treatment cervical lumbar and thoracic facet joints;medial branch blocks;SI joint pain including injections and Simplicity III radio frequency; Occipital neuralgia;post-operative chronic pain syndromes;Hernia pain;Mastectomy pain;Thoracotomy pain;Coccydynia;Qtenza patch application for neuropathic pain:pulse radio-frequency treatment; injections under ultrasound;medicolegal report writing
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Pain Mangement
Countess of Chester NHS Trust
Lead clinician until 30/11/2018
Resigned July 2019
Non-invasive treatment of chronic pain
Use of class IV laser in pain relief
Music especially New Orleans and Blues
Musician in rock band
Cooking especially curries and Italian
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Chronic pain management
Readmission rate 0% in 25 years (1 patient to in 25 years out of many thousands)
Infection rate 0% in 25 years ( 1 patient in 25 years, this was not a standard pain management case and that procedure is no longer performed)
0% Mortality rate
According to 360 degree appraisals over 95% patient satisfaction rate taken from random sample of patients on 3 separate occasions both in private and NHS hospitals.
- BA Hons Cantab Cambridge University 1983
- MB Bchir Cambridge University Medical School 1985
- FFPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine 2007
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1990
Reference number 3122325
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
- Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital Wrexham Road...
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 01244 680444
- Spire Cheshire Fir Tree Close Stretton...
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 0845 602 2500
- Spire Liverpool Hospital
- 08:30 - 15:30
- 0151 733 7123
- Spire Murrayfield Holmwood...
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 0845 600 2110
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
Nuffieldhealth Chester on 01244 680444 and they will contact me if necessary.
NHS related queries for Countess of Chester should be directed there.
NHS queries for Murrayfield and Liverpool should be directed there (my private secretary and my Chester NHS secretary do not deal with these queries).