- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
I Qualified as a Doctor in 1995, and completed Specialty training as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in 2007.
My NHS base is in Stockport where I work full time as an NHS Consultant.
I have worked in the private sector since 2008 and have developed close links with Neuroscience. I am an affiliate member of OrthTeam, where I participate in fortnightly meetings of the Spinal Multi Disciplinary Team which involves Neurosurgery, Radiology, MSK medicine and Pain medicine Consultants. This is the only private Spinal MDT in the North West, and allows us all the opportunity to discuss spinal cases in confidence to ensure best practice.
I work closely with Professor King, Mr Leach, Mr Leggate, Mr Rutherford, Mr Gnanalingham, Mr Saxena.
Areas of interest
Spinal Pain; Most of practice is Spinal related pain, and I have considerable experience in injection based treatments for pain and sciatica.
Procedures include epidural steroid injections for trapped nerves (sciatica / brachalgia) and radiofrequency denervation procedures for sacro-iliac, low back and neck pain. These procedures can be very effective.
Other procedures: include suprascapular nerve denervations, which can be helpful for patients who wish to avoid surgery. I have close links to the Orthopaedic Shoulder surgeons at the Alex and the OTC.
The use of medicines to help control pain is changing a lot, especially in persistent (long term) pain conditions where certain types of drugs are being used much less (Opioids). I follow this evidence based approach and can review pain medications accordingly. Please bring along your prescription.
Please contact my secretary if further details needed.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
Courses offered to GPs
Opioids in Persistent Pain
- FRCA RCOA 2004
- FFPMRCA RCOA 2008
Reference number 4197849
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT ANAESTHESIA , 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Faculty of Pain Medicine
British Pain Society
- BMI The Alexandra Hospital
- 10:00 - 13:00
- 0161 495 7008
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Alexandra Hospital switchboard
tel 0161 4283656
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of named peripheral nerve +/- image guidance - (5-50)
Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)
Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (5-50)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (1-5)