Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Tordoff

Dr Simon Tordoff MB ChB, FRCA, FIPP
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
Special clinical interests:

Persistent pain (chronic pain) of the back and neck. Chronic muscle and joint pain. Neuropathic pain. Chronic abdominal pain. Complex regional pain syndrome. Cancer re-lated pain.


Research interests:

Complex regional pain syndrome. Neuropathic pain. Cancer-related pain.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust.

Honorary Clinical Tutor, Leicester Medical School.

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

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

The British Pain Society

The world Institute of Pain

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Kimberley Tordoff
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3650
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Tordoff trained in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated in 1980.  He moved to the United Kingdom in 1987 and he was appointed as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 1993.  He initially worked in Northampton before moving to Leicester in 2001. Dr Tordoff is based at the Leicester General Hospital and he also works at LOROS where he is involved in the management of patients with cancer-related pain.

Dr Tordoff's clinical interests involve the management of patients with persistent (chronic) pain, including back and neck pain, joint and muscle pain, neuropathic pain, and pain following trauma.  He has a special interest in patients with cancer-related pain. He also undertakes medico-legal work.

His treatment includes medications, complementary and physical therapies and nerve blocks which include ablations of nerves with radio-frequency (microwave).

Personal profile:

Dr Tordoff worked as a cartoonist on a newspaper before going to University. His father told him to get a proper job,  so he studied medicine. He still draws when he gets time.  He keeps chickens and enjoys watching rugby. Dr Tordoff is an avid Tigers supporter but still shouts for South Africa when they play England.

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Dr Simon Tordoff

Dr Simon Tordoff Anaesthetics Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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