Dr Simon Thomson

Consultant in Pain Management

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Thomson at Spire include:


Other treatments

Interventional pain management, implantable neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulation, cognitive and behavioural therapy for pain management. 

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Professional profile

I am 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 hold a particular interest in multidisciplinary pain management, integrated back care services and interventional pain management, including neuromodulation for advanced pain management.

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

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 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. 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.

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

Clinical Interests

Pain management

Interventional pain management, Implantable neuromodulation - Spinal cord stimulation, Cognitive and behavioural therapy for pain management.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists
President of UK and Ireland Chapter of International Neuromodulation Society
Secretary to the Global International Neuromodulation Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Anaesthetist, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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