Consultant Profile

Dr Karen H Simpson

Dr Karen H Simpson FRCA FFPMRCA MBChB Dip Med Acupuncture (BMAS)
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:
    Chronic pain
    Chronic spinal pain
    Post-whiplash injury pain
    Spinal cord stimulation
    Spinal drug delivery
    Nucleoplasty for spinal disc problems
    Peripheral nerve problems
    Post-amputation pain/phantom limb pain
    Cancer pain
    Joint pains
    Complex regional pain syndrome
    Post-surgical pain
    Post-traumatic pain
    Brachial plexus pain
    Various musculoskeletal pains
    Research interests:
    Dr Karen Simpson is part of a research grouping in Leeds called the Pallium Group. The group aims to provide a lead for regional, national and international developments in palliative care and pain management research.
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
    Honorary Consultant, St Gemma's Hospice
    Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Leeds
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    British Pain Society
    Board Member Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists
    International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
    International Spine Intervention Group
    Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland
    Expert Witness Institute
    British Medical Acupuncture Society
    British Medical Association
    International Spine Intervention Society
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0113 218 5908/9 or 0113 269 3939 ext 2439
    Private secretary:
    Liz Almond
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0113 269 3939 ext 2439
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    Dr Karen Simpson accepts referral of patients from their GPs or other consultants. She manages chronic pain problems e.g. chronic back pain, post-whiplash injury pain, headaches, facial pain, peripheral nerve problems, post-amputation pain, cancer pain, joint pains, complex regional pain syndrome, post-surgical pain, post-traumatic pain, brachial plexus pain, pelvic pain and various musculoskeletal and nerve pains.

    Treatment options include medication, nerve blocks, nucleoplasty for spinal disc problems, physical techniques and psychological interventions to manage pain. Dr Karen Simpson is experienced in most interventional pain management techniques e.g. spinal injections, spinal drug delivery and spinal cord stimulation. Dr Simpson is experienced in acupuncture and holds the Diploma of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

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    Dr Karen H Simpson

    Dr Karen Simpson, Consultant in Pain Management/Medicine/Relief, Spire Leeds, Private Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire

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