Dr Bill Rea



GMC number: 4325394

Practising since: 1996

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Dr William Rea is a consultant in Anaesthesia at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and a consultant in pain medicine for the Gloucester Hospitals NHS trust. 

He qualified from the University of London in 1996 and completed his postgraduate training in Birmingham. 

Dr Rea has considerable experience in the management of all forms of acute and chronic pain, with a special interest in abdominal and pelvic pain. he worked as a a consultant at the renowned University College Hospitals London, a National referral centre for men and women with abdominal and pelvic pain. 

His anaesthetic special interests include regional anaesthesia and education. Dr Rea holds a masters degree in education for Health professionals and has held the prominent role of regional advisor for pain medicine, delivering training on a local and national level. 

Dr Rea has extensive expertise in a number of interventional procedures such as injection therapies for pain. He is skilled in using the latest techniques, including Ultrasound and X-Ray guidance, to ensure the best outcome for his patients. 

He is a fellow of the faculty of pain medicine and a member of the international association for the study of pain. He has been involved in research in both anaesthesia and pain medicine and has been widely published in several peer reviewed journals. 

Special interests

Pain Management; Regional Anaesthesia. 

Other interests

Abdominal & Pelvic pain. 

Personal interests

Dr Rae is a father of two active boys and enjoys walking, reading and gardening. 

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Bill Rea at Nuffield Health

  • Ultrasound

Locations Dr Bill Rea works with

Related experience


  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Royal college of Anaesthetists
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine

Other posts held

  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust- Consultant Anaesthesia & pain management.
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham- Consultant Anaesthesia

Insurers Dr Bill Rea works with

Dr Bill Rea works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Bill Rea does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Bill Rea does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Bill Rea does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.