About this event

  • Date and time Fri 18 Jan 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Pain Medicine

Pain medicine is an essential health service in both primary and hospital settings. Acute and chronic pain,have a significant direct impact on healthcare costs and socio-economic burden in the UK.

Pain medicine management requires highly skilled and motivated staff, to deliver quality and innovative patient-focused services.

This meeting will inform and update aspiring and currently practicing pain clinicians, on current and future changes in the structure and organisation of pain services in England.

Current and future trends in pain management will be discussed, and their impact on the role of the pain specialist.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear experts discuss ideas on early and established career management, streamlining personal and professional development, and integrating clinical research and quality improvement into routine clinical practice.

This event has been designed to educate and empower clinicians seeking to start or develop their career in pain medicine.

topics include:
- Current and future trends in the organisation and structure of pain services in NHS England
- Potential structural changes in the NHS, their impact on future pain services and the role of the pain clinician
- Guidance on early and long-term career management for pain clinicians including: job planning, CPD, life-work balance
- Integration of clinical research and quality improvement in clinical practice of pain medicine

Key speakers

Dr Helen Laycock

Advanced Pain Medicine Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia and the national trainee representative for the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Speaker's biography

Dr Laycock was awarded an Imperial College Wellcome Research Fellowship in August 2013 and completed an NIHR portfolio study and a PhD in somatosensory and metabolic profiling of experimental burn injury associated pain models. She held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in the department of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care at Imperial College.

Dr Laycock graduated from Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (MBBS) in 2005 and has a BSc in Psychology, Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience from Imperial College. Her clinical training has been within the London Deanery and anaesthetic training within the Imperial School of Anaesthesia.

Dr Laycock's current acute pain research interests are in burn injury associated pain and chronic pain research interests relate to diabetic neuropathy.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Pain medicine in the NHS

Dr Ash Shetty, Consultant in neuro-anaesthesia and pain medicine, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Clinical research and quality improvement in pain medicine

Dr Helen Laycock, Clinical Lecturer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Q & A session 1
Tea and coffee break
Getting started in pain medicine: Early career management

Dr Victoria Tidman, Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, University College Hospital

Advanced career management in pain medicine

Dr Jeremy Weinbren, Consultant, Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Q & A session 2


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom