Along with utilising a full complement of pharmacological treatments for pain, Dr. Ravindran also performs a variety of interventional procedures such as epidural, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, and sympathetic and peripheral nerve blocks guided by X-ray and ultrasound and prolotherapy/PRP. He has additional US and European qualifications in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP).
Dr Ravindran is keenly interested in promoting high quality pain education. He has presented at various conferences across Europe and created an app for educating patients and healthcare professionals about analgesic medication. His team at the Royal Berkshire won first prize in the General Patient category at the National Grunenthal Pain awards in May 2017; his private clinic received the whatclinic.com 2014 award for customer service, and he has been awarded the certificate of excellence by iwantgreatcare.org for 2017.
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Current NHS or research position
Consultant Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Lead for the inpatient and outpatient pain services. Consultant to the IPASS community Pain Service West Berkshire.
Established the Royal Berkshire Pain Management unit as a research Unit and has developed research collaborations with the University of Reading.
Visiting Lecturer to the University of Reading Pharmacy Department.
Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Association of Anaesthetists Great Britain and Ireland.
British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
World Institute of Pain.
British Pain Society.
Lead for the Pain Unit that was Awarded the winner for the Grunenthal National pain Award for innovative patient education app in May 2017.
Part of the Award winning community pain service IPASS – awarded the Emerging Best Practice by the British Society for Rheumatology June 2016.