Dr Stephen P Ward


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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

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  • Pain medicine

About me

Dr Stephen Wardis a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Trust. Until 2018, Dr Ward was lead clinician for the Pain Medicine Department at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He has a private practice based at the Nuffield Hospital in Haywards Heath, Sussex. He specialises in a wide range of pain conditions including back pain, sciatica, neck pain, nerve pain, cancer related pain and headache.

He is an expert in evidence based back pain treatment and is Chair of the NICE Guideline on Low Back Pain and Sciatica, Chair of the NICE Guideline on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chair of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) Low Back Pain Guideline Task Force.

Areas of interest

Pain management; Back pain; Neck pain; Sciatica; Neuropathic pain; Headache

Chair - NICE Guideline on Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Chair - NICE Guideline on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Procedures completed

  • A5730

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (5-50)

  • A5790

    Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (5-50)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

  • A7300

    Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of major nerve trunk - (1-5)

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