Education & training
MB ChB, FRCA
Consultant in Pain Medicine specialises in the assessment, investigation and management of patients with acute and chronic pain, assess and assist in the management of patients with acute pain, also provides a service to the palliative care. Anaesthetists care for patients by choosing the appropriate anaesthetics, monitoring their wellbeing during operations and painful procedures, supervising their recovery and providing further medical support if needed. Some anaesthetists also choose to specialise in caring for specific sorts of pain including pain in childbirth and long-term (or chronic) pain problems. They facilitate pain free child-birth, resuscitate acutely unwell patients, run chronic pain and lead intensive care units. General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care. GPs provide routine health care (e.g., physical examinations, immunizations) and assess and treat many different conditions, including illnesses and injuries. They often have regular, long-term patients and provide ongoing medical care to both male and female patients in all age groups.