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Dr David Laird

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Appointed as Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Management 1990 after training in Northern Ireland.

Developed the Multidisciplinary Pain Management Service winning 2005 NHS Regional Innovation award and established the Hospital Palliative care service 1993.

I have had a long term commitment to Medical Education and was the 1999 Wyeth Travelling Fellow to the USA.

  • Department: Anaesthetics
  • Specialities: Anaesthetics, Pain Management
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Headache Cancer Pain Musculoskeletal Pain Neuropathic pain (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ) Medically Unexplained Pain Syndromes including Fibromyalgia & Pelvic Pain
  • Training: Belfast Medical School Northern Ireland Anaesthetic training rotation with Pain Attachments to Oxford Kings College Hospital and St Christophers Hospice London
  • Qualifications: MB BCh BAO 1981 FFARCSI 1985 FRCA FFPMRCA Cert Med Ed
  • Date added to the specialist register: 1996
  • Training role: Foundation Faculty Member of Doctors as Educators RCPLondon

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital