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Dr Deane Halfpenny
MBBCh, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Pain Management
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REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 3528433

LANGUAGES

english, french

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £250
Follow-up appointment: £180

About

Dr Deane Halfpenny is a consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, who has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge with particular areas of expertise including; non-surgical management of spinal pain and injury, myofascial pain syndromes, sports injury, CRPS and neuropathic pain.

Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr Halfpenny completed his specialist training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He took training posts as a lecturer and advanced pain trainee and was awarded the FFPMRCA. He took up a consultant post in 2001 and established multidisciplinary services in the management of pain both within the NHS and private sector.

Dr Halfpenny works closely with multi-professional colleagues both within the private sector and other leading medical institutions. These include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists and personal trainers. His approach is to understand the mechanisms behind pain and the effect on individuals. He provides patients with personal programmes that address lifestyle, exercise and techniques aimed at pain reduction in a holistic manner.

Dr Halfpenny is also a keen sports person, having competed as a gymnast at a national level in South Africa. This enables him to have an invaluable insight into the management of pain in both the professional and amateur sporting arena.

Dr Halfpenny works closely with a number of sports physicians and has helped numerous leading sportsmen and women return to competitive sport at international levels. He is also clinical lead for the London Orthopaedic Clinic and is directly involved in governance and Care Quality Commission roles

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Medical Procedures

  • Lower back pain
  • Whiplash injury
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex regional pain disorder
  • Facet Joint Injection 
  • Nerve Root Injection 

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Special Interests

  • Ultrasound guided injection

  • Hypermobility

  • Muscle inhibition

  • Muscle spasm

  • Ultrasound guided radiofrequency

Education

Education:

  • MB BCh 1990 University of the Witwatersrand

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
I was a little pessimistic at first whether it was worth the cost of £1,500.00 for the ACP injections treatment (3no) for something that may not work i.e. 70% success rate particularly if it is something that is being paid yourself without medical insurance. However, I contacted my medical insurer and they eventually conceded and paid for the treatment. Prior to the treatment Deane Halfpenny explained the whole process as part of the initial consultation. On each occasion Dr Deane Halfpenny explained the status after each injection based on the statistics at that stage. After the first injection there appeared to be no real change in my symptoms. After the second injection there was improvement of about 30%. After the final injection there was improvement of about 85%. I still experience a little soreness in the Achilles but nowhere near he symptoms that I originally had. I am now on the physiotherapy road and starting to load the Achilles after 20 months of not being able to do any running or exercise and pain free when walking. Hopefully in time and following continuous loading I will be back jogging soon. Despite my pessimistic view originally I have greatly appreciated and recognised the benefits that ACP injections have helped my condition and would recommend that despite the cost in my situation this has been worth it(albeit I was lucky to have had this covered by BUPA. Something they do not normally cover - unless you moan about it!). Whilst still on the expensive side and the success rate only circa 70% the normal person may not want to part with their hard earnt money for something where the success rate is not particularly that high. However, with more treatment carried out i'm sure the success rates will increase. Mine was circa 85% post injections and continuing to improve after this with physiotherapy, but the real test will be when I can start jogging again. Therefore, if the stats are more in line with which I have benefited from then it is a stronger argument to part with the money. All the best with your treatment and hopefully yours will be as successful as mine

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-04-2019
He has been my consultant in charge of my care since 2014 for CRPS. He always goes out of his way to support me and ensure my crps is controlled as best it can be. Importantly he always listens to my point of view and encorporates this into my treatment plans.

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