- Not Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
My main area of expertise is the treatment of patients with pain from cancer, and the pain associated with the treatment of cancer.
I work at the Royal Marsden Hospital (Consultant since 1996), where I lead a team of consultants, nurses and other health care professionals focusing on the treatment of cancer-related pain.
In conjunction with the team, I offer a comprehensive approach to pain management including;
• physical and psychological treatments
• interventional pain treatments
• complimentary therapies (acupuncture, massage etc.)
• comprehensive pain assessment
• patient surveillance.
My practice is within the Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea and Cavendish Square), where I work in close cooperation with oncologists, surgeons and specialist nurses to offer the best possible treatment for patients with cancer.
I adopt a patient centred approach, recognising the value of individual patient assessment, and the importance of physical and emotional factors in treating pain.
Areas of interest
• pain as a result of all types of cancer including metastatic;
• persistent pain after surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy;
• neuropathic pain;
• chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy;
• treatment of oral mucositis
• Medications (e.g. opiates, pregabalin, topical patches etc.)
• Nerve blocks (e.g. steroid injections, coeliac plexus block)
• Links with psychological medicine (for cognitive behavioural therapy)
• Links with physiotherapy (for rehabilitation)
• Links with more invasive treatments such as Spinal Cord stimulators, Intrathecal pumps
My main aim is to make patients with cancer more comfortable.
I offer a full assessment of the patients’ pain and the way it affects their life.
I then commence analgesic treatments, and offer close follow up and adjustment of medications and other pain relieving treatments.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Acute and chronic pain
Bronze merit award (2008)
Lewis NL and Williams JE
Acute pain management in patients receiving opioids for chronic and cancer pain
Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain 2005 5: 127-129
Robb K, Williams JE, Duvivier V, Newham D
A pain management programme for chronic cancer-treatment-related pain: a preliminary study.
Accepted for publication August 2005, Journal of Pain.
Ross J, Riley J, Williams JE.
Gabapentin for neuropathic cancer treatment related pain.
Accepted for publication, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2005
F Francesca, P Bader, D Echtle, F Giunta and J Williams
EAU Guidelines on Pain Management
European Urology, Volume 44, Issue 4, October 2003, Pages 383-389
Williams JE, Louw G, Towlerton G.
Intrathecal pumps for giving opioids in chronic pain: a systematic review.
Health Technology Assessment 2000; Vol 4: No.32. 2000
- MBBS University of London (London Hospital Medical College) 1985
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1992
Reference number 3109933
- Royal Marsden Hospital
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 7808 2954
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
0777 88 34 111