Pain Medicine Specialists

Dr Abdul Ghaaliq Lalkhen

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

I obtained my primary medical qualification at the University of Cape Town graduating with First Class Honors and spent two years working in South Africa before completing my initial training in Anaesthetics at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Subsequent to this I trained in Anaesthesia in the Northwestern Deanery obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2004. In 2008 I obtained entry to the Faculty of Pain Medicine as a Fellow.

I am a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. I work in a multi-disciplinary team specialising in the outpatient management of many chronic pain syndromes, including back pain, whiplash, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

I am the Clinical Lead for the Spinal Cord Stimulator service. I am also involved in the management of complex pain presentations in inpatients.

Julian Scott-Warren

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Pain medicine, anaesthetics and critical care

Management of patients with complex cancer pain needs; anaesthesia for major oncological surgery; care of critically unwell patients; survivorship and advanced cancer.

Professional biography
Dr Scott-Warren trained in Cardiff as an undergraduate before starting a general medical rotation in Manchester. He switched to anaesthetics in 2007 and started advanced sub-specialty training in pain medicine: during his year-long placement he relished the therapeutic opportunities presented by cancer pain management and invested time learning the highly specialised approaches and interventional techniques in the field.

Dr Scott-Warren’s interests include Interventional cancer pain management in advanced disease, specifically cordotomy and intrathecal drug delivery, pain in cancer survivors, anaesthesia for complex cancer surgery, and oncological critical care.

I offer a variety of highly-specialised injection therapies together with expertise in pain-relieving medications to help control the pain people experience when living with, and beyond, cancer.