We are a group of four specialists in Chronic Pain Management. Between us there is over 45 years of practicing pain management experience. We all work full time for the NHS as Consultant Anaesthetists with sub specialty of Chronic Pain. All of the specialists working at the Yorkshire Pain Solutions are registered with the General Medical Council, are on the Specialist Register for Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain. We are all, also Fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
We each practice as individual specialists within a group practice structure. As individuals we all are members of Medical Indemnity Insurance Societies. All of our specialist doctors are trained and experienced in all aspects of Chronic Pain Management. We hold regular meetings for case discussions, and therefore utilize the broad range of experience we all can share.
We offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week cross cover for all patients, and can be contacted via the Yorkshire Clinic switchboard, in the very rare event of a complication.
We see both Self Funding Patients and Insured Patients. Please note all consultants in our team charge within the published range of fees for the Insurance Companies.
The normal structure of pain management starts with a consultation in the outpatients clinic, this includes a detailed recording of your pain and medical health, a clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment options. It is often necessary to have further investigations in the form of MRI scans or Blood tests, to enable a more accurate diagnosis.
If a treatment option is suggested, then it normally performed at a convenient time and date, in a sterile environment with X-RAY facilities to allow accurate placement of medication.
We do not currently see Paediatric pain patients ( under age of 18).
Dr Bret Claxton
Graduated University of Aberdeen in 1994.
Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists and Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Appointed as Consultant to Bradford Hospitals in 2003.
I specialise in injections and medical management of spinal pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve pain, Knee pain, and spinal cord stimulation.
Dr Anthony Swanepoel
I trained in anaesthetics and chronic pain management in West Yorkshire and became a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1996, and the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2011. I have worked as a consultant in the NHS (Bradford Royal Infirmary)and in private practice ( The Yorkshire Clinic) since 2001.
I specialise in injections and medical management of spinal pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve pain ,facial and head pain and spinal cord stimulation.
Dr Kyriacos Kyriakides
Graduated Bristol University Medical School in 1985. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (F.R.C.A) and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (F.F.P.M.R.C.A). I am fully registered with the General Medical Council (G.M.C) in London.In 1999, I was appointed as a full time N.H.S Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals N.H.S Foundation Trust where I am still practicing.
Specialist interests in Pelvic and Abdominal Pain, Spinal Pain and Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Dr Rishi Khanna
I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1998, trained in West Yorkshire and was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2011. I have practiced Pain Medicine from 2011 and am Clinical Lead of Pain Management at BTH. I am a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and member of the British Pain Society.
I specialise in injections and medical management of spinal pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve pain, and spinal cord stimulation.