Dr Robert J H Baylis has been a full time consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine since 1998, employing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. His NHS base hospital is Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and he treats both NHS and private patients at Spire, Nuffield and BMI Hospitals in Hampshire and West Sussex.
Dr Baylis trained in London, Bristol and Southampton before taking up his consultant post in 1998. He completed specialist training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 1998 and completed a Masters degree in Pain management in 2000.
He is fully accredited consultant in pain medicine. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, to provide accurate early assessment and management of back and neck pain for the population of Hampshire.
His clinical practice is divided between Anaesthetics and Pain Management. He runs three Pain Management outpatient clinics each week and weekly theatre lists of interventional procedures. Dr Baylis manages a wide range of painful conditions including, chronic back pain, sciatica, cervical pain, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), neuropathic pain, whiplash injuries, and headache. He is fully conversant with a range of injection-based procedures including neuroablative techniques such as radiofrequency (RF) denervation for chronic spinal pain and pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) in the management of some neuropathic pain conditions.
His specialist interest is in the management of neuropathic and spinal pain including the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the management of chronic neuropathic pain and CRPS.
Areas of expertise include;
Back pain investigations (discography)
Pain management injections for back and facet joints
Interventional pain management
Minimally invasive injection techniques
Cervical and lumber spine pain following degeneration and traumatic injury
Whiplash associated disorder
Injection treatment for migraine
Dr Baylis has developed a specialist medicolegal expert witness practice since 1998 and prepares approximately 35-50 reports per year. He consults at private hospitals in the south of England but is prepared to travel to consult with a client if clinical need requires it.
He is fully aware of his duty to the court and his obligation to comply with part 35 of the civil procedure rules. He has completed training in report writing and court appearance (Bond Solon) and have attended the Cambridge Annual Medicolegal Conference and Pain Expert conference.
Dr Baylis has been providing specialist pain management reports for the Courts following instruction by personal injury and medical negligence solicitors since November 1998. He is available to prepare medical reports on the instructions of both claimant and defendant parties, including those on a joint expert basis. His practice is approximately 30% defendant 60% claimant and 10% joint instruction. He is also available to prepare medical negligence reports in the specialty of pain management.
He has attended Court on four occasions and has provided oral evidence. He has also attended and presented evidence to the Australian Court of New South Wales.
Dr Baylis is actively involved in the education of anaesthetics trainees and nursing staff, as well as medical and nursing students. He regularly participates as a lecturer in medicolegal education forums. He actively undertakes a quality audit of his medicolegal practice.