Dr Victor Mendis

Pain Management Consultant

QualificationsMD(Vin), MD(Col), FRCA(Lon), FFARCS(Ire), FFPMRCA(Lon)

Main NHS base:

  • Mid and South Essex Foundation Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinical interests:

  • Pioneered the use of Qutenza Patch (8% Capsaicin) at the Chelmsford Medical Centre in 2010, for the treatment of localised neuropathic pain. One of the few centres in the UK that offers this treatment privately.
  • Treatment of Chronic Migraine with Botulinum Toxin (NICE approved).
  • Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of spinal pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Fees, Training & Background:

  • Lead Consultant in Pain Medicine at Mid and South Essex Foundation NHS Trust
  • Local Pain Medicine Educational Supervisor 2005-2010
  • Regional Advisor Pain Medicine(North Thames) 2010-2019
  • Co-Lead, Workforce Project, Faculty of Pain Medicine(FPM) 2012
  • Chair Regional Advisor’s Pain Medicine, FPM 2017-2019
  • Co-opted Member of Board, FPM 2017-2019
  • Vice-Chair Training and Assessment Committee, FPM 2019 – to date
  • Examiner, Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCoA 2014- to date
  • Assessor, Royal College of Anaesthetists 2011 – to date
  • International Advisor to South Asian Regional Pain Society (IASP chapter) 2007 – to date
  • Medical Director, Brentwood Diocesan Pilgrimage(Lourdes) 2006 – to date

Personal website address:

Member of:

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists,UK
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine,UK
  • British Pain Society
  • South Asian Regional Pain Society
  • College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka