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- Pain medicine
After training in the Cambridge area I have been a Consultant in Pain Medicine for the last 17 years.
My special interest and expertise is in managing pain originating from the different structures at Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral levels of the Spine, Chronic Postoperative Pain and Neuropathic Pain. I believe that Precision Pain Diagnosis and Management is the key to managing Low Bck Pain, Neck Pain and Pain in the Thoracic Spine.
Areas of interest
Pain management; Spinal Pain Management; Low Back Pain; Neck Pain; Nerve Pain; Sciatica, Chronic Pain; Chronic Post-Operative Pain
- Christine Kirkham
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital Leighton Street Leeds LS1 3EB
- 07784 476138
- Nichola Robinson
- The Yorkshire Clinic Bradford Road Bingley BD16 1TW
- 07964 222152
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Teaching Methods in Pain Medicine
I am one of the Editors of the book "Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain" which was awarded the British Medical Book of the Year award in 2015. The book was chosen from 630 publications from across the World
Editor: Interventional Pain Management – A Practical Approach. 2nd Edition, Published in 2016
Editor: Oxford Specialist Handbook: Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain, Published in 2015. This book was awarded the “British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year Award” in 2015. 630 medical publications were submitted for the award and our book was judged the best.
Guest Editor: World Clinics in Pain Management, Published in 2013
Editor: Symptom Oriented Pain Management, Published in 2012
Editor: Oxford Specialist Handbook: Spinal Interventions in Pain Management, Published in 2012
Chapters Written in Book:
Management of Low Back Pain and Sciatica - in The 10-minute consultation: Persistent Pain
Mesothelioma and Chest Wall Pain - in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain
Focal Back Pain – In Symptom Oriented Pain Management.
Scientific Journal Publications:
I have described a NEW TECHNIQUE of Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Sacroiliac Joint Pain which is a common condition causing low back pain in women.
S Gupta. Double Needle Technique: An Alternative Method for Performing Difficult SIJ Injections. Pain Physician 2011; 14: 281-284
Alan D. Kaye, --- S Gupta, et al. Efficacy of Epidural Injections in Managing
Chronic Spinal Pain: A Best Evidence Synthesis. Pain Physician 2015; 18:E939-E1004
Boswell MV, ---- S Gupta, et al. A Best-Evidence systematic appraisal of the diagnostic accuracy and utility of facet joint nerve injections in chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician 2015; 18: E497-E533
J Lee, S Gupta, C Price, AP Baranowski. Low back and radicular pain: a pathway for care developed by the British Pain Society. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013; 111 (1): 112-120 (Impact Factor – 4.354)
Academic Activities and Teaching:
Chair of the British Pain Society and Map of Medicine Low Back Pain and Radicular pain Pathways.
Chair of the Standards of good practice for medial branch block and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain and Spinal Interventional Procedures in Pain Medicine.
European Imaging and Investigations in Pain Medicine” course.
Surgical Skills for Neuromodulation” course
Co-director of the Leeds Pain Management Cadaver Workshop.
Organised several scientific meetings as Educational Meetings Advisor for the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
I am invited regularly to present on Pain Medicine topics at National and International meeting.
Courses offered to GPs
Pain Management Demystified
Precision Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Pain
Use of Opioid in Persistent Pain Management
- FFPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine, London 2008
- FIPP World Institute of Pain, USA 2005
- FRCA The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 1995
- Diplomat of the National Board of Examinations National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India 1994
- MD Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 1992
- MBBS Mysore Medical Collage, Mysore, INdia 1987
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Educational Meetings Advisor Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 2016
- Founder and Committee Member of The North England Pain Medicine Group North England pain Medicine Group 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
Spinal Intervention Society, USA
British Pain Society, UK
British Medical Association
- Nuffield Hospital Leeds
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 07784 476138
- Spire Leeds Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 07964 222152
- Yorkshire Clinic Bradford Road BINGLEY BD16 1TW
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 07964 222152
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
Please contact the switchboard of the hospital in which you were treated and your concerns will be addressed