Dr Rajesh Menon

Dr Rajesh Menon

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Management


Specialises in

  • Arm pain
  • Back, spinal and radicular pain
  • Chronic pain and headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica

I have been an anaesthetist for last 21 years and been practicing pain medicine for last 12 years and consultant for last 11 years. I have used my experience and skills in anaesthetics and pain management, when practicing in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and in Spire Elland, Yorkshire.

My expertise in pain management is mainly focussed in back pain, sciatica, knee and shoulder pain,, chronic regional pain syndrome, low back pain and chronic abdominal pain.

I understand chronic pain in some patients are unfortunately difficult to manage, so I also been open in discussing alternative options in treatment in like Cannabis and low dose naltrexone as per the evidence when everything has been tried and exhausted as I have found benefits with it.

I am a great advocate in the holistic approach of pain management, one that focuses not only on pain relief but also the functional and emotional wellbeing of the patient. I consider patient empowerment through patient education and believe clinical consultation to be a partnership based on effective communication and collaboration between the patient and the doctor.

I possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the medical field, initially graduating from the University of Calicut with Bachelor of Medicine, before pursuing a Doctor of Medicine and a diploma in anaesthesia from the Mahatma Gandhi University, receiving a first-class honours in both. As mentioned, I am currently working at the Spire Elland Hospital as a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, as well as part of the NHS Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Alongside my experience in chronic pain, I also hold experience working in palliative care, neurosurgery, gynaecology, surgery, orthopaedics and as part of a musculoskeletal team in managing patients with chronic pain.


General Medical Council Number: C6093276

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajesh Menon at Spire include:

Pain management


Other treatments

  • Acupuncture

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Additional information

Back pain
Neck pain
Pain management
Pain relief

MBBS / University of Kerala, India / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

DA / Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India / 2001
Diploma Anaesthesia

MD ( Anaesthesia) / Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India / 2003
Doctor of Medicine in Anaesthesiology

DipNB ( Anaesthesia) / India / 2004
Diplomate of National Board of India( Anaesthesia)-

FCARCSI / Ireland / 2009
Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

FFPMRCA / UK / 2011
Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professional memberships

General Medical Council ( GMC)

British Pain Society (BPS)

Royal College of Anaesthetist (RCOA)

Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS)

Professional leadership

Surgical Lead for Medical Management Committee ( MMC) for CHFT
PLAB examiner - associate fellow for GMC

  • CRPS
  • Opioid de-addiction

Media Coverage

Dr Menon - patient testimonial

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone 01422 324 076
Private secretary telephone 01422 324 076