Consultant Profile

Dr Ben Huntley

Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:

    Interventional pain management, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, cancer pain, multidisciplinary pain management, development of chronic pain services.

    Research interests:

    Opioids in chronic non-cancer pain

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal Society of Medicine
    British Pain Society
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    World Institute of Pain
    Royal College of Anaesthetists
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

    Contact Details 
    Dr Huntley is available for consultations at Hartswood Hospital on alternate Monday mornings. Please call 01277 266 766 to book an appointment or check availability.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Huntley treats patients with chronic pain such as back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain or cancer pain. An approachable communicator, Dr Huntley, will listen to you and develop a pain management plan unique to your needs. He is able to perform interventional pain management procedures and with a specialist knowledge of pain-relieving medicines. 

    Dr Huntley studied medicine at the University of Birmingham where he was awarded the Arthur Thompson Special Prize for his research.  He completed his training in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Bristol School of Anaesthesia where he won the Head of School Award for Outstanding Achievement for his community work. He is now employed as a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust where he is responsible for leading the modernisation of the Pain Service, recruitment of a multidisciplinary pain management team and development of a Pain Management Programme.At BHR he has also worked with consultant colleagues in Palliative Care to develop a pathway for patients requiring interventional pain treatments in the management of their complex cancer pain. He has also worked with consultant colleagues in Haematology to develop a multidisciplinary approach to patients with complex pain management needs related to sickle cell disease.

    He also has interests in the interventional management of spinal pain and shoulder pain, multidisciplinary management of pain and the development of pain services.

    Personal profile:

    Dr Huntley spends his spare time with his wife and three children. He is remarkably bad at golf which is an activity he thoroughly enjoys.

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    Dr Ben Huntley

    Dr Ben Huntley consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex.

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