Dr Deepak Ravindran
” There are a lot of flawed beliefs on the topic of pain that occupy
the present healthcare system… “
Deepak Ravindran is a pioneer in the making
Dr Deepak Ravindran has over 20 years of experience in helping people overcome their pain – in the NHS and private practice. He is one of the few consultants in the UK who possesses triple certification in lifestyle medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and pain medicine. He has been a consultant in pain medicine since 2010 in one of the biggest district general medical hospitals, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. He is currently the clinical lead for the specialist pain services for all of West Berkshire since 2015.
Dr Deepak Ravindran is part of the award-winning Integrated Pain and Spinal Service (IPASS) service in 2016 and also the Multidisciplinary Circle Fibromyalgia Clinic. In 2020, he helped set up the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated service, one of 90 such clinics in the UK to look after Longcovid patients.
Gain control of pain — before it gains control of us
Dr Deepak Ravindran is on a mission to interrogate the myths and flesh out the theories of pain management. He is physician researcher with the University of Reading, working with a number of departments and sharing knowledge with our next generation of passionate academics.
Understanding that the science of pain management is complex – but doable, Dr Deepak Ravindran is a pioneer in the making. To rewire the brain and adopt a more holistic way of controlling pain and in some cases become pain-free, Dr Deepak Ravindran is a self-confessed ‘upstreamist’ with big plans!
Raise awareness, empower patients and provide new solutions
Chronic pain especially requires an approach that is not just about medications, injections, and surgery but also supporting health in its entirety—fully integrating self-management alongside expert support care when needed in a preventative approach. The work that Dr Deepak Ravindran performs in his clinical life as a doctor, educator, and speaker—is to raise awareness, empower patients and provide new solutions that enhance lifestyle, well-being and health.
Dr Deepak Ravindran is one of the few doctors with this unique suite of specialist skills and qualifications in the UK. He is also an author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Pain-Free Mindset – 7 Steps to Taking Control and Overcoming Chronic Pain published by Vermillion, an imprint of Penguin published in March 2021.
- Fellowship qualified in Anaesthesia 2005 from RCOA
- Diplomate in Regional Anaesthesia 2009
- Fellowship and qualified in Pain Medicine 2010 FFPMRCA
- Fellowship and qualified in Interventional Pain Practice 2012 FIPP
- Diplomate in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2015
- Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine 2020 BSLM/IBLM
- BA Hons Applied Management (Henley Business School) 2022
- Chartered Manager – Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 2022
This course was part of the Govt Apprenticeship Grant Levy which meant that he was able to apply the learnings parallely into his workplace and be a better manager and leader.
He helped lead his team through the Pandemic and the recovery period. He helped bring in Digital pathways in his department and introduced the first ever completely digital Pain management programme (MyPAin) for his patients.
The crowning acheivement was in coauthoring a national position paper which was presented to the House of Lords in October 2020 to lobby for the set up of dedicated clinics to support Longcovid patients. This was supported and a national funding stream was released to faciliatate such services. Deepak then was able to lead and operationally manage a cross organisational team to help set up the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated service in December 2020.
All of this led to a nomination from Henley and he was awarded the South East Apprentice of the year by CMI in October 2020 and then went on to win the National Apprentice of the Year 2021.