Stephen Ward

Consultant in pain medicine


Stephen Ward has been a consultant in pain medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2000. His interest is in spinal pain and he leads the combined pain and spine specialist clinic at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Stephen chaired the 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on low back pain, the NICE guideline on rheumatoid arthritis and is the current chair of the NICE guideline on epilepsy.

He is mainly an interventional pain physician and is able to offer a wide range of treatments for spinal pain problems.

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Research interests

Stephen is a member of the research team at the Guy's and St Thomas' pain centre. He is currently completing an MSc in medical statistics at Oxford University.

Last updated: September 2022

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