Qualifications

University of Dundee
MB CHB - 1989 University of Dundee
Royal College of Anaesthetists
FRCA - 1994 Royal College of Anaesthetists
World Institute of Pain
FIPP - 2009 World Institute of Pain
Faculty of Pain Medicine
FFPMRCA - Sept 2012 Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists


Training & Experience

I am Lead Clinician in Chronic Pain Medicine at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital In Oswestry. This is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in treating Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases.

My previous training and experience includes a Clinical Lectureship in Chronic Pain Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

I currently see over 300 New Patients and carry out between 500- 600 X- ray guided Spinal Pain Interventions a year.

I am only one of a handful (30 or so) of Pain Physicians in the UK holding the Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). This is awarded after rigorous examination by the World Institute of Pain. This has become established as the benchmark for excellence in Interventional Pain Practice.

I also serve on the Executive Board of the UK division of the World Institute of Pain.

I have a broad experience of Chronic Pain problems and provide a comprehensive range of treatments. However, I specialise in the management of lumbar back pain with associated nerve root problems.

I am an invited speaker at Pain Medicine meetings/conferences at both a local and national level. Furthermore, I also teach at internationally recognised cadaveric workshops as a demonstrator to aspiring Pain Specialists.




Summary of Appointments

MEDICAL STUDENT:
1st October 1984 - 1st July 1989
University of Dundee, Dundee
MEDICAL HOUSE OFFICER:
1st August 1989 - 31st January 1990
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
SURGICAL HOUSE OFFICER:
1st February 1990 - 31st July 1990
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
SHO ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY:
1st August 1990 - 31st January 1991
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
SHO ANAESTHETICS:
1st February 1991 - 31st January 1992
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
SHO CHEST MEDICINE & RHEUMATOLOGY:
1st February 1992 - 31st July 1992
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
SHO CARDIOLOGY:
1st August 1992 - 31st January 1993
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
SHO ANAESTHETICS:
1st February 1993 - 31st January 1994
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
SPECIALIST REGISTRAR ANAESTHESIA:
1st February 1994 - 30th April 1997
Rotation Mersey Hospitals, Merseyside
CLINICAL LECTURER IN CHRONIC PAIN MEDICINE & ANAESTHESIA:
1st May 1997 - 11th Dec 1998
University of Liverpool, Liverpool
CONSULTANT IN CHRONIC PAIN MEDICINE & ANAESTHESIA
14th December 1998- Present
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt
Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

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