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I am a specialist in Pain Medicine. I was appointed as a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Mid Essex NHS Trust in 2005. I trained at the Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia from 2000 to 2005 and was awarded the CCST (certificate of completion of specialist training) in 2005. I also completed the advance training in Pain Medicine at the London Deanery. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – Ireland, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetist.


Regional Advisor

In 2010, I was honoured to be elected the Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine for London (North Thames) and in 2017 I was elected chair of the Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine for the Faculty.

Assessor

In 2012 I was appointed an assessor of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Training & Assessment

In 2013 I was invited to be a member of the Training and Assessment Committee of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Board Of Examiners

In 2014 I was elected to the board of examiners of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.


Recent Publications:

  1. Mendis V. “Magnesium in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care”
    Postgraduate Doctor(December 2003) 19:06; 205-209
  2. Mendis V “Internally Cooled radiofrequency Systems for treating sacroiliac joint pain Pain Europe 2008: Issue 1 Mendis V. Persistent Post Surgical Pain
  3. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 16(2):111-114(2008)
  4. Mendis V. Role of Tapentadol in Pain Management.
    British Jour of Hosp Medicine March 2012: vol73:No3
  5. Mendis V. Radiofrequency Techniques in Pain Management
    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine; Vol 17:11 Nov 2016

Time Out

I love to travel something which I’ve done since my childhood days and continue to enjoy traveling with my family.

Cooking for family and friends is something I enjoy and find relaxing. Swimming is my sport to unwind and keep fit. I enjoy watching cricket and football especially when my son’s team is playing.

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to be part of the team as the Medical Director for the Brentwood Diocese Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes since 2007.