Dr Simon Thomson

Qualifications

MBBS, FRCA, FIPP, FFPMRCA

GMC number: 2844046

Practicing since: 1983

Specialties

Anaesthetics

Consultation times

  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Bi Weekly Monday 14:00 - 17:00
  • Overview

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01277 695 695

About

Dr Simon Thomson is a Consultant specialising in pain medicine and neuromodulation at Nuffield Health, Brentwood Hospital since 1992. His speciality affiliation is anaesthesia but he no longer practices anaesthesia but rather pain medicine and neuromodulation.

Dr Thomson is at the forefront of new pain and long-term condition management using implantable active medical devices and has extensive clinical and research expertise.

Neuromodulation treats selected severe pain, spasticity, ischaemia and incontinence patients. Targeted precision pain therapies use both local anaesthesia, corticosteroids and radiofrequency.

Please look at his website as it explains more. drsimonthomson.com

Special interests

These include:

  • Targeted precision pain therapies
  • Spinal cord stimulation,
  • Multifidus nerve stimulation (reactiv8) for chronic back pain
  • Sacral nerve stimulation

Other interests

  • Multidisciplinary pain management
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Medico-legal work

Personal interests

Cooking, fine wine, skiing, tennis, family

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Simon Thomson at Nuffield Health

  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Nerve blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Guanethidine block injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Epidural anaesthetic
  • Facet joint injections
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Spinal anaesthetic

Locations Dr Simon Thomson works with

Related experience

Research

See www.drsimonthomson.com for research biography.
Research funded by National Institute of Health Research and Industry grants.
Current research concerns spinal cord stimulation and multifidus nerve stimulation for low back pain.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists (Fellow)
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Emeritus Director of International Neuromodulation Society

Other post held

  • Consultant in pain medicine and neuromodulation (anaesthesia), Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Insurers Dr Simon Thomson works with

Dr Simon Thomson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Declaration

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

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

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