Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson

Consultant Pain Management


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I have been a practising pain consultant for over 16 years. During which time I have managed patients of all ages and with pain (and the consequences of pain) from many different conditions.

I believe strongly in tailoring treatment to individual needs, putting the patient in control of thier choices.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Neuromodulation¬†
  • Pelvic pain
  • Genital pain
  • Complex regional pain
  • Phantom pain

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Additional information

BSc / St. George's Hospital Medical School / 1989
Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry

MBBS / St. George's Hospital Medical School / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists / 1997
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

FFPMRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists / 2008
Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Faculty of Pain Medicine

British Pain Society

Medical Defence Union

Nottingham University Hospitals

My career and training have been very interesting, from psychological therapies across the spectrum to highly interventional treatments. As an individual I love (and practise) painting, piano and parenting.