Dr Joseph Andrew King

Consultant in Pain Management

BSc, MB Bs, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Year qualified:1992

Specialty

Personal profile

Andy King qualified from King’s College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, in 1992. He completed higher specialist training in Anaesthetics and Pain Management at St Thomas’ Hospital, becoming accredited in 2000. His next year was spent as a post-accreditation Clinical Fellow at the world famous INPUT Pain Management Unit at St. Thomas’. In 2002 he joined Ashford and St Peter’s NHS trust as a consultant and has worked full time in Pain Management for the last twelve years.

During his time as lead clinician for the service it developed into one of the largest and most popular services in the South East which regularly scored highly for ratings of patient satisfaction and clinical effectiveness. This has been achieved by building a strong multidisciplinary team which emphasises the use of evidence based and proven treatments.

Andy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is actively involved in teaching and has lectured at regional and national level.  

Clinical Interests



  • Back pain 

  • Sciatica

  • Inoperable cervical and lumbar disc problems 

  • Post-operative pain

  • Cancer Pain

  • Neck pain

  • Joint pain 

  • Muscle & soft tissue pain

  • Whiplash

  • Migraine & headache

  • Neuropathic pain (pain from injured nerves)

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (shingles)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • CRPS

  • Sports injury

  • Worries about medication being used for pain or side effects from them

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Fellow  of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Member of the British Pain Society

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