Dr David Childs



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Contact details:

01244 684 325
01244 680 812


Anaesthetics (Pain Management)


Bi Weekly Monday 17:30 - 20:30
A letter of referral from your GP is required

Member of:

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College Anaesthetists
  • Faculty Pain Medicine
  • Pain Society UK and Ireland


Dr David Childs is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Chester, and the Countess of Chester Hospital since 1989.

Dr Childs qualified in Medicine at Manchester University in 1979, and held junior posts in Manchester and Liverpool in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, between 1979-85.

Dr Childs trained as Senior Registrar, Anaesthesia, Critical care, Pain Medicine, in the Mersey Region between 1985-89.

He was also an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA, during 1987-88.

Provides anaesthesia for approximately 700 anaesthetic cases, wide range surgical specialties including approximately two hundred paediatric cases, p.a. He sees more than 1200 patients p.a in outpatients for chronic pain presentations.

Dr Childs also undertakes medico-legal report work as required and participates in GP/public/professional meeting lectures each year. 

His Special Chronic Pain interests include: Chest Pain/Refractory Angina, Facial Pain, Lower Back and Leg pain, Chronic Postoperative Surgical Pain, Cervical Spine Pain, Neuropathic Pain (neuralgias, post stroke pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathy), post trauma/accident evaluations chronic pain and disability.

Pain Management includes taking patient history and examination evaluation and assessment leading to medicines review, adoption of personalised medication regimes in conjunction with GP.

Pain intervention procedures include lumbar and cervical epidurals, nerve root injections for arm and leg pain, denervation operations for lumbar facet joint/sacroiliac joint pain, stellate ganglion nerve blocks (cardiac pain) and treatment to painful scars/trigger points.


Role of cordotomy in malignant pain (audit contributor), complex regional pain link consultant and regional guidelines complex regional pain syndrome.

Personal interests:

Walking in the Lake District and Scotland as well as gardening.

Current posts:

Consultant Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine - Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Chester
Consultant Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine - Countess of Chester Hospital
Honorary Consultant Hospice Good Shepherd, Chester

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David Childs has indicated that they work with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

David Childs has indicated that they do not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

David Childs has indicated that they do not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

David Childs has not indicated that they hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of the Nuffield Health.