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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

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital