Dr Deane Halfpenny
MBBCh FRCA FFPMRCA
Dr Deane Halfpenny is a Consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine with a special interest in spinal pain and injury. His areas of expertise include low back pain, whiplash injury, neuropathic pain and complex regional pain disorder.
He can provide rapid diagnostic, imaging and treatment options to patients who suffer with both acute and long-standing pain. He is particularly interested in managing patients whose symptoms have become concerning, uncontrolled or disabling. He can provide advice on optimal pain medication, alongside other modalities of treatment, to provide a truly bespoke management plan. Dr Halfpenny utilises a holistic approach when assessing patients, taking into consideration age, concomitant medical conditions, level of function as well as individual aims and lifestyle. He is of the opinion that every patient is individual, and he is happy to provide bespoke pain management pathways for his patients, drawing on his experience of working in multidisciplinary teams. Adopting a collaborative approach to pain management with his patients, he ensures that individual expectations are realistic and can be delivered.
Dr Halfpenny obtained his undergraduate degree MBBCh in 1990 from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa where he graduated with Full Blue sporting colours in both gymnastics and springboard diving. He underwent further specialist training in anaesthesia (FRCA) at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and was later invited to undertake a prestigious lecturing post where he conducted his early pain research. He then undertook a fellowship in Advanced Pain Management being one of the first trainees in the UK to do so. This ultimately lead to admission as a Fellow to the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA)
He was appointed as a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the renowned St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Homerton Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of the City and Hackney back pain service where he worked closely with physiotherapists and psychologists to deliver integrated care to his patients. He has continued to provide innovation to his clinical practice having established regular multidisciplinary pain clinics in addition to providing cutting edge interventional therapies to manage pain.
He has published and continues to lecture at both national and international meetings in the field of pain medicine.
He has regular clinics at The London Orthopaedic Clinic, as well as interventional lists at The Princess Grace Hospital and King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Dr Halfpenny is one of the very few specialists I’ve found, globally, who is able to deal effectively and respectfully with the chronic disabling condition I suffer from.
“I thought Dr Halfpenny was excellent and sensible”
"With special thanks to Mr Williams, his assistant Millie, Dr Deane Halfpenny, his assistant Russell, Nadene plus others. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Queries were answered immediately. Everyone was efficient and kind. Medical assistance on this level is a rarity. Thank you."
"Care from Dr Halfpenny was over and above what I had expected."
“Both Consultants provided clear, full information on procedure to be carried out.”
“I am very satisfied of the services received from Dr Halfpenny!”
“I last saw Deane Halfpenny, and I thought he was very good in asking me what the issues were and asking about general health and also taking the time to explain to me what the issues were without me having to ask.”
“A really true professional and I am very satisfied with him.”
“Dr Halfpenny was so caring and thoughtful with my issues. He took much time to understand everything and gave me great confidence that he would find a way to help me. And he did. Highly recommend this excellent physician.”
“Easy, fun, professional, quick!”
“Deane is efficient and lovely to deal with. The nurse who assisted Deane was extremely efficient and very pleasant throughout.”