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- Pain medicine
I have been employed as a Pain Consultant for the last 11 years. My job plan contains regular Pain clinics and injections lists. I have over 1200 pain patient consultations or interventions per year. I do over 400 injections per year. Our Pain department at UHNM is a secondary referral centre for Chronic Pain.
The majority of my patients suffer with Spinal pain. I also see patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain, Neuropathic pain, Post-surgical pain, Osteoarthritic joint pain and Chronic Pain syndrome. I work with a team of 3 other Pain Consultants and a Physiotherapist.
My injection list include patients having Radiofrequency denervation(Rhizolysis) of Lumbar facet nerves, Facet Nerve and Joint injections of Lumbar and Cervical spine, X-ray guided Caudal and Lumbar Epidural injections, Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and Trigger point injections.
I did my advance Pain training within the Stoke school of Anaesthesia. During my training I also studied for a MSc in Pain at the University of Leicester. This helped me to develop my knowledge and skills in the Multidisciplinary management of Pain. I embraced the Bio psychosocial model of Pain. In most patients Chronic Pain is a long term illness and the importance of early diagnosis and a holistic management approach was learnt. The key role of education and self-management was highlighted. The valuable roles of the Psychologist and Physiotherapist within the Pain team were appreciated.
I enjoy doing my role as a Pain Consultant helping this complex group of patients to better manage their long term medical condition. It gives me the opportunity to develop with knowledge and interact with other medical Specialists and primary care physicians. I regularly attend the Spinal MDT meetings at which I discuss complex Pain patients with the Spinal surgeons and Radiologists.
Areas of interest
Back Pain - lumbar & cervical spine;Chronic Pelvic Pain;Joint Pains;Nerve pain - diabetic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, CRPS, post herpetic neuralgia;Post Surgical Pain;Post Trauma Pain
- Ellen Wallbank
- Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital Clayton Road NEWCASTLE ST5 4DB
- 01782 382507
- 01782 382500
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia
University Hospital of North Midlands.
Nov 2006 to present.
The influence and impact of psycho-social factors in Chronic Pain patients.
Pain management in Bariatric patients.
Attending Church on Sundays & Thursdays.
MSc in Pain Management
University of Leicester.
1. Pain News; June 2013, Vol 11, Issue 2. Phantom Limb Pain after spinal Anaesthesia. M Bhandari, M Alqatrani, H Murally.
2. Poster Presentation at ASGBI ASM UK 2013; Outcomes following an overnight stay after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass procedure for Obesity in a UK centre. N Battula, A Rotundo, H Murally, V Jeganath & C Cheruvu.
3 Abstract at BPS ASM 2013. A prospective study using the Pain Detect questionnaire to measure the Prevalence of neuropathic pain in a cohort of patients attending a secondary care Pain clinic. V Eli, H Murally.
4 A survey of postoperative analgesia after laparoscopic Bariatric surgery – is PCA necessary? Oral presentation at IFSO 2012. A Gunasekera, Y Li, H Murally.
Courses offered to GPs
Stoke Pain Forum quarterly meetings
Lectures for GP trainees
- MBBS UWI 1994
- FRCA RCOA - London 2001
- MSc in Pain Management University of Leicester 2008
Reference number 4467775
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Anaesthesia, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
1. British Pain Society
2. Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetist
3. Society of Bariatric Anaesthetists
4. Obstetric Anaesthetist Association.
5. Medical Protection Society
- Nuffield Health North staffordshire.Clayton...
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 01782 382507
- Rowley Hall hospital, Stafford.
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 01785 238677
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
Rowley Hall hospital.
Nuffield hospital of North Staffordshire