A bit about me and my experience:
I qualified in medical sciences at Cambridge University in 1982. I qualified in clinical medicine from Oxford University in 1985.
I trained in anaesthesia at the Middlesex, University College and Royal London Hospitals, and was a Harvard University clinical fellow in pain medicine and regional anaesthesia from July 1991 to December 1992.
I became a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore in 1996, retiring in 2020. I was the founding member of our service and its clinical lead for many years and I was instrumental with my colleagues in growing and developing what is now a large and flourishing multidisciplinary service.
I have maintained a teaching interest. Having hosted many clinical fellows (doctors receiving specialist training prior to becoming consultants) including several who are now eminent specialists in their own right. I also initiated and developed a monthly teaching programme for clinical fellows in pain medicine working in and around London that has achieved a national reputation.
I am a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists including. Fellow of their faculty of pain medicine, I am an accredited member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. I am currently on the Council of the Pain Section of the Royal Society of Medicine having previously served as their president. Over the last year I and a colleague from the RSM hypnosis section have co-organised a series of webinars featuring world leaders in the research and development of clinical hypnosis for the treatment of pain.
I am a registered specialist with the General Medical Council, number 7537145, and I hold professional indemnity through the Medical Defence Union. I am also currently training in integrative psychotherapy that leads to UKCP accreditation on completion.
If you’re looking for a different approach to managing your pain and want to get back in control of your life, come and see me.