The 2019 Speakers
Prof Richard Langford
30+ years experience in clinical research phases I-IV in the fields of pain and anaesthesia. Founder Director of the Pain and Anaesthesia Research Centre at Barts NHS Health Trust, Professor at City University, London, Clinical Director of Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.
Previously Clinical Director of the Joint Hospital and Medical School Clinical Research Centre; Chair of the Operations Board of the first Quintiles Global Prime Site at Barts and the London Medical School, President of the British Pain Society (2010-13), EFIC Council Member and Board member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Richard is a co-founder of St Pancras Clinical Research.
Jackie is an advanced practitioner physiotherapist and independent prescriber working within a multidisciplinary team (inpatient complex pain team) at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is involved in the management of complex pain in an integrated system across primary, community, secondary and tertiary care. She has worked clinically as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, specialist pain physiotherapist and in leadership roles as operational and then clinical lead of a busy musculoskeletal service. She has an MSc in Pain (Kings College London) as well as an MSc in Global Public Health and Policy (Queen Mary, University of London).
Jackie is particularly interested in understanding so called “medically unexplained symptoms” such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and increasing access to evidence-based care and support for those living with these conditions.
Jackie is in the second year of a DPhil in Primary Health Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford as part of a NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. She is conducting a research project looking into self-management strategies for people living with chronic pain who have been excluded from specialist services using mixed methods.
Dr Beth Perritt
I graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2005 before moving to the Mersey region for speciality training. My professional interests include anaesthesia for vascular surgery and perioperative medicine. I am particularly enthusiastic about improving patient outcomes through prehabilitation for surgery. I also have accreditation and experience in education, management and leadership, and am actively involved in organisation and delivery of the nationally recognised Mersey School of Anaesthesia exam preparation courses. I started my Consultant post at the Countess of Chester Hospital earlier this year. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in multimodal analgesia and opioid sparing techniques. IV lidocaine may reduce post-operative pain and opioid requirements, with a number of other proposed benefits. My talk will address the key questions associated with the perioperative use of IV lidocaine, and review the available evidence.
Dr Aliza Weinrib
Dr. Aliza Weinrib, clinical psychologist, is the lead psychologist for the Toronto General Hospital's path-breaking, interdiscplinary Transitional Pain Service. The Transitional Pain Service offers comprehensive pain management and opioid weaning after major surgery for complex patients at high risk of chronic post-surgical pain, as well as high-dose, long-term opioid use. Dr. Weinrib's psychological approach to pain management draws on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), an evidence-based and innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy which incorporates mindfulness. Dr. Weinrib is the chairperson of the Ontario, Canada chapter of the worldwide ACT organization, ACBS, and the co-chair of the Canadian Psychological Association's Opioid Task Force.
Dr Emma Briggs
Dr Emma Briggs, King’s College London, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Persuasive Pain Education: Improving Pain Management through Powerful Learning: Improving pain management is a fundamental goal we all share, and education is one mechanism to promote this. The pain education available for qualified staff and students varies in quantity and quality across NHS trusts and universities. Whether it is 5 minutes at the bedside, a group of hospital staff on an annual update or a lecture theatre of 200, we must grab these opportunities and create powerful learning experiences. This session will provide some insights and inspiration for providing impactful education and persuade colleagues and students to prioritise effective pain management.
Dr Abdul Lalkhen
Professor Abdul Ghaaliq Lalkhen
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine
Trust Specialty Training Lead - Anaesthesia
Manchester & Salford Pain Centre, 1st Floor Irving Building, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation
Part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
I obtained my primary medical qualification at the University of Cape Town graduating with First Class Honors and spent two years working in South Africa before completing my core training in Anaesthetics at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. I undertook specialty training in Anaesthesia in the Northwestern Deanery obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2004. In 2008 I obtained entry to the Faculty of Pain Medicine as a Fellow. I obtained an MSc in Medical Education from the University of Manchester in 2015 and was the Lead Pain Medicine Educational Supervisor until August 2017. I am now one of the College Tutors at SRFT. I hold a Visiting Professorship at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Whilst sitting in a Pain clinic as a trainee I realised that the idea ‘sometimes to cure, often to relieve and always to comfort’ could be realised through the Practice of Pain Medicine. You can be a diagnostician, perform therapeutic interventions and work in an interdisciplinary team to empower patients to transform a life of suffering to a life of coping successfully with a chronic condition.
My current job as a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust involves inserting electrical devices to help with nerve pain. I work in a multi-disciplinary team specialising in the outpatient management of many chronic pain syndromes, including back pain, whiplash, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. I am the Clinical Lead for the Spinal Cord Stimulator service. I am also involved in the management of complex pain presentations in inpatients.
I have now been a Consultant for 10 years and Pain Medicine enables me to have autonomy, engage in interesting and challenging interventions, work in a multidisciplinary team and be involved in an evolving specialty.
Dr Glyn Williams
Full Bio Coming Soon
Prof Roger Knaggs
Roger is a clinical academic pharmacist. His current position provides teaching and research opportunities whilst maintaining regular clinical practice. Roger’s main research interests focus on the appropriate use of analgesic medicines, and associated clinical outcomes and healthcare utilization.
Roger aims to promote the importance of pain within pharmacy and the role of pharmacy within pain management. To this end he started PAIN (Pharmacist Analgesia Interest Network) and was the inaugural chair of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association pain management group. Roger is Honorary Secretary of the British Pain Society at present, having been a coopted and elected Council member. In addition, he has associations with several other healthcare policy and government organisations, including the Care Quality Commission, NICE and The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Dr Rita Singh
Rita Singh is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Freeman Hospital at Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS foundation trust. Her specialist interest include Regional Anaesthesia and Major surgery and provides nerve catheter service for post op pain management. She is also involved in Patient safety and has been actively involved in various initiatives to improve patient experience and quality of care. She believes in outcome benefits of regional anaesthesia beyond reducing acute pain and her latest project is with multi-disciplinary vascular research group looking at chronic pain after amputation. She’ll be talking about their experience in improving pain management in lower limb amputations.
Sister Angela Telford BSc, MSc
Angela qualified as a nurse in 1990 and after working in a variety of different specialities, chose to specialise in pain management in 2001. Angela now leads the Pain Service within the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, a tertiary referral centre. She is involved in a range of pain initiatives both within and external to the Trust and is currently in the process of setting up a pre-operative clinic focussing on opioid weaning. Angela has completed her MSc, specialising in practice development and takes a keen interest in the education of all grades of staff, from Student to Consultant.
Dr Ann Williamson
Dr Ann Williamson has been a General Practitioner for thirty two years and has used hypnosis for more than twenty years to help her patients deal with stress and anxiety and to help them facilitate change in how they live their lives. She is an accredited member of the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), a certified NLP Master Practitioner and has had training in brief solution oriented therapy and other approaches. She has been involved for many years with (BSCAH) teaching Health Professionals how to use hypnotic techniques both for themselves and within their own field of clinical expertise. She runs stress management, personal development and brief psychological interventions workshops on request, as well as seeing private clients for therapy.
She has also lectured at Manchester, Chester and Salford Universities as well as in Canada and Europe. She has written three books: on stress management, smoking cessation and on brief psychological interventions in clinical practice. She is also co-editor of A Handbook of Contemporary Hypnosis published by Wiley in 2011 and has contributed to several other books and journals. She is also a Reiki Master Trainer and has an interest in creativity and exploring one’s emotions through the arts.
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Named contributor to ‘Hypnosis, Dissociation and Survivors of Child Abuse’ by Marcia Degun-Mather, (2006) Wiley. ISBN: 0-470-01945-X
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Named contributor to ‘Hypnotherapy: A Handbook’ by Michael Heap (2012) Open University Press, ISBN: 0335244459
Brief Psychological and Hypnotic Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. (2016) Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 46 (3) :179-186. Springer
What is hypnosis and how might it work? (Jan 2019) Palliative Care: Research and Treatment
For more details please visit www.annwilliamson.co.uk
Dr Honeyia Minhas
Dr Honeyia Minhas, MBChB, MRCP, FRCEM, Adv. Dip in Clinical Hypnosis and related techniques.
Honeyia is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a large centre seeing Adult and Paediatric Emergency cases and a major trauma centre. Prior to this post she was a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the Royal Derby Hospital. She has an interest in Education, particularly simulation and human factors and has been the Emergency Medicine lead for undergraduate education and departmental simulation lead in Derby. In Nottingham she has been the departmental Medical Education lead and run the postgraduate induction. Currently she is involved in delivering the undergraduate Critical Illness Attachment Simulations. She is also an Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor.
In addition she is the wellbeing lead for the department and is using hypnosis to help combat staff stress. She uses Clinical Hypnosis for acute and procedural pain, either on its own or as an adjuvant to drugs for analgesia and sedation. Honeyia is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians by exam, a fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
Dr Caron Moores
Caron is a consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. She first became interested in hypnosis whist working as an anaesthetic registrar in Cambridge over 20yrs ago and currently uses the techniques both formally and informally in her anaesthetic practice. Areas of interest include anaesthesia for oncology patients and emergency surgery, both of which lend themselves to the use of informal hypnotic techniques. She also has an interest in anaesthesia in the developing world.
I am Deputy Module Leader for Nurse Prescribing at King’s College in London where I also contribute to the Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module and the interprofessional pain education workshops for undergraduates. I was previously a Consultant Nurse for an Inpatient/Acute Pain Service, a post I held for over 17 years in two acute trusts and since February 2018, I have helped to deliver Essential Pain Management (EPM) workshops in a variety of settings to different health professionals including nurses, medical students, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and anaesthetists. I am keen to spread the word about EPM and hope to inspire others to consider incorporating it into their Trustwide pain education programmes
Martin Galligan MSc
I have been employed as a registered nurse for the last 10 years working in a variety of roles within the acute hospital setting. In the last five years I have specialised in the field of pain management, with my first role as a clinical nurse specialist managing acute and complex cancer pain in a specialist cancer centre. Following this I became the lead nurse for acute and chronic pain in a busy district general hospital. In this role I was able to lead the team to win the award for Acute Pain Team of the year 2018 at National Acute Pain Symposium. More recently I have moved into the academic setting and I am now working as a lecturer practitioner at The Royal Marsden School with module leadership responsibility in non-medical prescribing and advanced practice. I am also currently the vice chair of the London Pain Interest Group and a committee member of the British Pain Society Pain Education Special Interest Group. I have always been passionate about pain education with a special interest in attitudes and knowledge around pain assessment and management, I have used the Essential Pain Management Programme as a tool for challenging and changing those common misconceptions that continually impact on patient care in relation to pain management.