Background

I have been a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in pain at Broomfield, Chelmsford for 20 years. Prior to that, I trained in London, East Anglia, Leicester and Melbourne, Australia. During this time I had the opportunity to work with many inspiring leaders in the field of pain and anaesthesia.

I was appointed to Broomfield hospital 20 years ago to work in the pain service, concentrating on the early stages of developing pain conditions. A large part of this work involved clinical audit and quality assurance; this is still an important part of my work. I have presented results of our audit and research work to the national pain society meetings nearly every year since being appointed.

I have developed my interest in pain medicine over the last 12 years and this has been in direct response to the patients I see. I have a specific interest in Chronic Pelvic Pain due to the number of patients admitted with this complaint. It is also common for people with acute back pain to be admitted, so I have developed strategies to deal with this aggressively from a variety of different aspects.

Patients often present with migraine, whiplash or a variety of myofacial complaints hence my interest in botox and acupuncture and membership of BMAS.

I have used my managerial and communication skills whilst continuing my clinical duties. I have held the position of MAC Secretary, trust audit lead and Clinical Director during the last 12 years.

I also have been an associate Medical Director at Medtel International, a private health care provider. Between August 2010 and July 2012 I was Chief Executive Officer of Chelmsford Medical Co. I am Lead Clinician for the Pain Service at Broomfield Hospital.

I have been rewarded in my efforts and hold 7 local merit awards, these have been given for recognition of work above and beyond that expected.

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