Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Thomson

Dr Simon Thomson MB BS, FRCA, FIPP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:
    Interventional pain management, implantable neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulation, cognitive and behavioural therapy for pain management
    Research interests:
    Spinal cord stimulation for refractory angina, spinal cord stimulation for peripheral vascular disease, spinal cord stimulation for neurogenic pain
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Anaesthetist, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists
    President of UK and Ireland Chapter of International Neuromodulation Society
    Secretary to the Global International Neuromodulation Society
    Contact Details 
    Dr Thomson consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on alternate Monday afternoons
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Simon Thomson is a consultant in pain management at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private pain treatment in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

    I was appointed as a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management services at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October 1992 and started private practice in pain management in 1993. I hold a particular interest in multidisciplinary pain management, integrated back care services and interventional pain management, including neuromodulation for advanced pain management.

    I have been active in promoting pain management and have published several articles and lectures on related topics.

    I was European Federation of IASP Chapters Task Force Member on the European Consensus on Neuromodulation for Pain that was launched at the European Parliament on 4th November 1998.

    I am a founder member of the UK Guideline Group on the Management of Refractory Angina, founder member of the special interest groups of the UK Pain Society for Neuromodulation and Refractory Angina, President of the UK and Ireland Chapter of the International Neuromodulation Society and Secretary of the Global International Neuromodulation Society.

    My current research interests include a multicentre European study of outcomes following spinal cord stimulation in selected patients with peripheral vascular disease.

    I am a faculty member of the European Continuing Medical Training and am Medical Director of hospital-based workshops on the selection, implant technique and management of implantable neuromodulation devices for persistent pain.

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