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Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury

2nd Week; 09:30 – 16:30

4th Week; 09:00 – 12:00

One Ashford Hospital, Ashford

Week 4; 13:30 – 16:30


Spencer Wing, Margate

16:00 – 17:15


Dr. Neil Collighan

Speciality: Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Consultant

Clinical Interests

The management of pain using a combined approach of medical, psychological and interventional methods.


Personal profile

Dr Collighan graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1996. He has spent the last 13 years undergoing training and research in anaesthesia, intensive care and chronic pain management.

Higher specialist training in pain management was undertaken in the Yorkshire School of Anaesthesia. In July 2009 he was appointed as a consultant for the East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust in anaesthesia, intensive care and chronic pain management. Dr Collighan’s current commitments are spread between the QEQM Hospital, Margate and the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury.

Dr Collighan has been trained in the more complex interventional procedures including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery devices and intradiscal therapies. He believes that all pain management strategies should be a combined medical, interventional and psychological approach to ensure optimum results and patient well-being.

Other treatments offered can include

  • Cervical/thoracic/lumbar/caudal epidurals under X-ray guidance

  • Cervical/thoracic/lumbar/sacral nerve root blocks

  • Guanethidine blocks

  • Paravertebral blocks

  • Cervical, thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injections

  • Sacroiliac joint injections

  • Radiofrequency denervation of cervical/thoracic/lumbar facet joints and sacroiliac joints

  • Lumbar sympathectomy

  • Pulsed radiofrequency of a dorsal root ganglion

  • Joint injections under X-ray guidance

  • Occipital nerve blocks

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Private & NHS Treatment

NHS Treatment:

QEQM Hospital, Margate.
Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
East Kent Hospitals University Trust.

Private Treatment:

Spencer Private Hospitals, Margate
The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury
One Hospital, Ashford

Education and Training
Special Interests
My Fees


My consultation fees are set out below.  Please note these fees do NOT include any investigations, procedures or treatment, these may be invoiced separately by the hospital.

Initial consultation £220

Follow up consultation £150

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