Dr Nicholas Patrick Plunkett

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine


Year qualified:1991


Personal profile

Dr Nick Plunkett’s subspecialist interest is pain medicine. This was the focus of higher training abroad and the attainment of a higher qualification by examination in pain medicine (FFPMANZCA). He has been awarded a similar qualification by the newly formed Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and is a Foundation Fellow of this body (FFPMRCA). He has considerable involvement with the FFPMRCA with respect to training and assessment issues.

Dr Plunkett sees and assesses new patients in the pain clinic usually within 2 weeks. He carries out a number of pain relieving injections, advises on medication changes and directs the patient to the most appropriate on-going care, if relevant. 

He sees claimants for medico-legal purposes to establish causality, gives opinion on degree of pain and dysfunction and prognosis. He is instructed on a single (60:40 claimant:defendant) and joint basis.

Professional Membership

  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • International Association for the Study of Pain

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

  • British Pain Society

  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Clinical Interests

  • General anaesthesia

  • Pain medicine - assessment and treatment of spinal pain

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Medico-legal (Personal Injury)

  • General chronic pain

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