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- Pain medicine
Originally from the North east, I trained at Manchester Medical School (q1988) and continued with Anaesthetic training in the North West.
I have been a Consultant at Blackpool now since 1997, living in the area with my Family.
I specialise in Pain Management and Anaesthetics. I have a particular interest in back and neck pain, nerve pain (neuropathic), and pain persisting after surgery (post surgical pain). However chronic pain doesn't often fit neatly into categories and I see a wide range of other pain problems.
Previous Chair of North West Pain Group. (2003-2005)
Previous Council Member of Manchester Medical Society.(2005-2008)
Areas of interest
Pain management; back pain; neck pain; neuropathic pain; post surgical pain;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Sailing, outdoors (any!), thinking about old cars!!
Chapter author of "Nerve blocks -local anaesthetics" in Key Topics In Pain Medicine.
Ed. K Grady, A Severn and P Eldridge.
Informa Healthcare, 2006 ISBN 0-415-38620-9
Chapter author “Emergency abdominal aorta surgery” in Anaesthesia for the High Risk Patient.
Ed. Ian McConachie
GMM 2002 ISBN 1-84110-072-2
Poster presentation Pain Society meeting Glasgow 2007
Patient’s attitude and effectiveness of TENS
Dr Johnson, Lord, Desei.
Poster Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting Glasgow 2003.-Development of Pier reviewed patient Information leaflets in pain.
Nitrous oxide as an adjunct to preoxygenation in day cases. Anaesthesia June 1997
- MBChB Manchester University 1988
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1994
- FFPMRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 2007
Reference number 3354829
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthetics, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
North West Pain Group
- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, FY3 8BP
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01253 895024
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
via secretary, or Spire Fylde Coast.