Dr Neil CollighanPain Medicine Consultant
MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA
Dr Collighan is a full-time Consultant in Pain Medicine, specialising in a wide range of pain conditions. He has delivered Pain management at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust for the last 11 years and has been Lead Consultant during that time. He believes that all pain management strategies should be a combined medical, interventional and psychological approach to ensure optimum results and patient wellbeing
Dr Collighan has a private practice at BMI Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Spencer Private Hospital in Margate and also at the One Ashford Hospital in Ashford, Kent
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Phone: Dover Street Doctors 01227 764680/764686
Professional CV including medico-legal experience
Neil Collighan's CV can be downloaded here
Dr Collighan has been trained in the more complex interventional procedures including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery devices and intradiscal therapies. He has recently developed a private multidisciplinary Spinal Cord Stimulation service for the County of Kent which can be delivered at any of the hospitals he consults out of. More
He has 10 years’ experience in preparing and submitting medico-legal reports with regards to assessment of pain management and treatment requirements. More
Dr Collighan has a particular expertise in neuromodulation, a medical procedure used to alter nervous system function for relief of pain. He has jointly established a neuromodulation service at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust that provides both spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pump placement. More on neuromodulation here
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In 2013, Dr Collighan was appointed as the South East Coast Representative on the NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Specialised Pain Services. In 2016 he was appointed South representative and in 2019 he was appointed as a National Representative.
In 2018 Dr Colleague was elected by his colleagues as a member of the Council of the British Pain Society. He acts as council liaison for the National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness (NICE) and also the Interventional Pain Management special Interest group.
Developing the field of Pain Medicine
Dr Collighan has been actively involved in the development of the field of pain medicine. This includes the following roles:
Co-Chair of an editorial group that developed guidelines for Medial Branch Blocks and Radiofrequency Denervation of lumbar facet joints in the UK. Now published jointly by the British Pain Society and the Royal College of Anaesthetists' Pain Faculty, see here
Chair of a Pain Society working group developing a UK statement on the use of steroids in axial procedures.
Appointed Chair of the British Pain Society Interventional Pain Management (IPM) group in 2015
Joint author of articles in the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine.
Awarded the Fellowship for the Faculty of Pain
British Pain Society council member
Dr Collighan is an active member or fellow of: The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Association of Anaesthetists, British Medical Association, The International Association for the Study of Pain, The British Pain Society, Interventional Pain Management Special interest group and Medicolegal Special Interest Group, The Neuromodulation Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Representative on the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Pain Services
Dr Collighan has recently developed a private multidisciplinary Spinal Cord Stimulation service for the County of Kent
Dr Collighan can be contacted through Pain Expert Limited
Pain Expert Limited
Oak Lodge Business Centre
Oak Lodge School Lane
Little Melton Norwich
Phone: 01603 819115
Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri
Dr Collighan has been involved in the preparation and submission of
medico-legal reports with regards to assessment of previous pain management and on-going requirements since 2009. He completes 20-30 medico-legal reports per year, majority claimant but he also has experience with defendant reports.
Medico-legal training includes Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate and regular attendance at Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference. Dr Collighan has been an officer of the Medico-Legal Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Pain Society.
All enquiries to Dover Street Doctors, phone:
BMI Chaucer Hospital, Kent
BMI Chaucer Hospital, Nackington Road
Canterbury, Kent CT4 7AR
Other Clinics are held at:
The Spencer Private Hospital, Margate
The Spencer Private Hospital
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital,
Ramsgate Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4BG
One Ashford Hospital
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