Richard qualified from UCL in 1997 after delaying his training with a detour into the history of medicine.
Anaesthetic and Pain training in the South East culminated in a Consultant post in 2007. Rather cunningly he saved his last training assignment 'til last by undergoing emergency spinal surgery the very week he was meant to start. Since then a career in anaesthesia and pain medicine has been embellished with 8 years as the training director and regional advisor of South East Pain Training at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is a member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists.
The following form the majority of Richard’s clinical practice:
Back pain and sciatica. Neck pain and brachialgia. Spinal intervention including injection therapy (epidurals, nerve injection, joint injections and radiofrequency denervation). Neuropathic pain (Neuralgia). Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. Fibromyalgia and widespread pain. Visceral pain. Post-surgical pain. Complex analgesia management. Opioid management.
Cycling, skiing, cooking, parenting
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Richard Griffiths at Nuffield Health
- General anaesthetic
- Local anaesthetic
- Spinal anaesthetic
- Pain clinic
- Epidural injection for pain relief
- Epidural anaesthetic
- Royal College of Anaesthetists
- British Pain Society
- Faculty of Pain Medicine RCOA
Other posts held
- Pain Management Specialist with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Insurers Dr Richard Griffiths works with
Dr Richard Griffiths works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Freedom Health
- Universal Provident
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Westfield Health WPA
Dr Richard Griffiths does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Richard Griffiths does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Richard Griffiths does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.