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Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.


For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.


PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Professor Lesley Rhodes Lesley Elizabeth Rhodes (Prof) Professor of Experimental Dermatology and Director of the Photobiology Unit <p>Prof Rhodes is a consultant dermatologist specialising in effects of light on the skin, particularly photosensitivity disorders (sun allergies) and the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat superficial skin cancers and pre-cancers.</p> <p>  </p> <p>She qualified in Medicine at the University of London and undertook her research doctorate at the University of Liverpool, gaining further skin research experience in Boston, USA. She obtained clinical training in London, Birmingham and Leeds, followed by dermatology training in Liverpool.         </p> <p>  </p> <p>Prof Rhodes established a photobiology unit dedicated to effects of light on the skin, for which she and team achieved a national award (Hospital Doctor Award – Dermatology). She investigates adults and children with light-sensitivity and treats skin lesions with the light therapy PDT, at Salford Royal Hospital. She is senior author on the British Association of Dermatologists guideline report for best practice in PDT, and author on 8 other national reports on best practice in photodermatology. </p> <p>  </p> <p>She is performing trials to develop protective agents against sunlight’s hazardous effects, and is researching vitamin D requirements. She has contributed nationally and internationally to developments in dermatology as Chair and Board member of several societies and committees, with advisory roles including at NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).
Andrea Cain Andrea Cain Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Andrea qualified in 2002 with a BSc. (Hons.) in Physiotherapy.  She developed a wide range of clinical skills by working in both acute and chronic medical and rehabilitation settings before coming to work at the Manchester and Salford Pain Centre in 2007. Andrea completed a MSc. in Pain Management in 2008 and has continued to develop her skills since by attending specialist meetings and courses. She specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with chronic pain.

Annalisa Newson Annalisa Newson Highly Specialist Physiotherapist / Advanced Practitioner Annalisa is the lower limb team lead, she is specifically interested in advanced rehabilitation and works closely with the orthopaedic surgeons in the hospital. She qualified in physiotherapy over ten years ago and has worked in musculoskeletal out patients for the majority of this time. She has completed an MSc in advanced practice. She also works in accident and emergency and has a keen interest in acute injuries.
Diane Reid Diane Reid Advanced MSK Practitioner Diane graduated from the Withington Hospital School of Physiotherapy in 1990. She has been specialised in musculoskeletal medicine since 1994. Diane has worked in various clinical settings including Primary and Secondary care-Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, GP practices, Occupational Health in Industry and Private Practice. Diane has extensive post graduate training including completion of an MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2013 and an MSc Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice module in 2006. She gained post graduate certification in Orthopaedic Medicine in 1996 and qualified as an Injection therapist in 2000. Diane qualified as a Supplementary non-medical prescriber in 2009 and has recently completed a conversion course to become an independent NMP prescriber. Diane has a special interest in the management of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, with her recent MSc dissertation reviewing the conservative and surgical management of this syndrome. Diane currently works within the Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS), undertaking generic and carpal tunnel clinics. She also works alongside the Orthopaedic Consultants at Salford Royal Hospital, managing post-operative lower limb patients and the Orthopaedic injection clinic. Diane works as part of the weekend Emergency Admissions Unit Back pain team at Salford Royal Hospital.
Fionn Murison Fionn Murison Specialist Pain Nurse Fionn qualified with a Diploma in Professional Nursing studies in 1994 from Bolton and Salford College of Nursing. She then started her nursing career on an acute medical ward at Salford Royal Hospital, working there for six months. She then went on to work as a staff nurse on a surgical ward. Her interest in pain management then began, becoming a pain link nurse in 1996. She then went on to work in critical care being a sister on the surgical high dependency unit for five years. In 2002 she joined the pain team at Salford Royal working across the surgical directorate managing acute post-operative and trauma pain. She also covers chronic ward rounds with the medical consultants. Fionn attended the University of Salford and graduated with a degree in Nursing Studies in 2009 and throughout this course focused on pain management. She then went on to do the non-medical prescribing course and completed this in 2010 which enhances her practice as a specialist nurse in pain management.
Gill Rawlinson Gillian Rawlinson Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practitioner/ Senior Lecturer physiotherapy (UCLAN)  Gill qualified as a physiotherapist in 1997 from the University of Liverpool and initially worked here at Salford Royal upon qualifying before taking up various NHS posts including a specialist Musculoskeletal physiotherapist post at St Georges’ Hospital , London. She returned to Salford Royal as an advanced practitioner in 2002. Gill has also worked in private practice and elite sport with England Netball, English Golf Union and English Boxing and she worked at the commonwealth games in Manchester and at the World University games in 2003. She completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Injury Management at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002 and also completed a diploma in injection therapy in 2003. She qualified as a prescriber in 2009. Gill also works part time as a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) where she teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy and musculoskeletal programmes and is the course leader for injection therapy. She is involved in several research projects and has just started a PhD looking at improving patient consultation and communication in physiotherapy practice.
Heather Ellis Heather Ellis Support Worker Heather commenced her career at Salford Royal in 2000, after pursuing a career in the financial sector. She has brought her quality/customer focused attitude to the trust. She has experience in a wide range of nursing duties to include medical and orthopaedic patient care. NVQ3 qualified 2005, she moved to the pain clinic in 2007, whereby she is a valued member of the team. Her role involves support to patients during transition of appointment and treatment at their appointment, also assisting consultants, clinicians and nursing staff in clinic. Her role extends to include; housekeeping. Infection control, also patient experience audit. She is support to the acute pain team involved in collation and input of ward audit data, she activeley attends governance, directorate and infection control meetings.
Helen Firth Helen Firth Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Helen qualified with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy in the year 2000 having trained in London. She completed her rotational training at Salford Royal before joining the Manchester and Salford Pain Centre team specialising in chronic pain management. Her main interests are pain management and rehabilitation with a focus on patient education and the development of patient information leaflets.
Howard Read Howard Read Specialist Pain Nurse Howard qualified as a registered nurse in 1994 after studying in Newcastle upon Tyne’s School of Nursing. From 1994 – 1997 he worked in Lancaster Infirmary and then Blackburn Royal Infirmary, on Medical wards and Heart Care Unit. In 1997 Howard started at Hope Hospital in the Surgical High Dependency Unit, where he first became interested in acute post-operative pain management. In 2001 he transferred to Theatre Recovery as a charge nurse. He also became a Pain Link Nurse at this time supporting the recovery unit with post-operative pain management issues. He continued to learn more about peri- and post-operative pain and in 2011 was delighted to obtain a full time position in the Salford and Manchester pain team as a pain specialist nurse. He is currently Studying for a nursing degree at Salford University and in September will commence a course on prescribing in order to provide medication to his patients when they need it.
Judith Dawson Judith Dawson Advanced MSK Practitioner Judith has over 26 years post-graduate experience, gaining her Physiotherapy qualification from Salford School of Physiotherapy in 1988. She has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 1992, qualifying as an Injection therapist in 2003 and as a Physiotherapy Independent prescriber in 2014. She joined Salford in 2009 as an Advanced MSK Practitioner having previously held a similar post for 10 years at Ashton Leigh and Wigan PCT. She has developed an interest in acute and chronic spinal pain and has established a primary care MDT spinal clinic with a Consultant Psychologist from the Salford Pain Centre. As well as working at Salford, she lectures part time on a Masters level Injection Therapy module at UCLAN in Preston and continues to concurrently run an Independent sector Physiotherapy Practice.
Justin Turner Justin Turner (Dr) Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia, Clinical Lead for MSPC Justin is the Clinical Lead for Manchester & Salford Pain Centre. During his training he completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at Salford Royal (formerly Hope Hospital). His interests include chronic pain and his role is in the medical management of many complex chronic pain problems including fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and ongoing back and leg pain following spinal surgery. He provides both medication advice, interventional therapies and is involved in the delivery of Pain Management Programmes at the Pain Centre.
Katy Washington Katy Washington Specialist Physiotherapist Katy qualified from Manchester University School of Physiotherapy with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2000. She has specialised in musculoskeletal conditions since 2001, is a qualified injection therapist and is a qualitied Non-medical Independent Prescriber. She completed an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2014 and recently published her dissertation article in the Musculoskeletal Care Journal. She has been working as an Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner for the past 10 years. Outside of the NHS, Katy has also worked as a physiotherapist for Bolton Wanderers Football Academy between 2000 and 2006 and The Football Association from 2004 to 2008 with the England Women’s football squads and was the Under 17’s physiotherapist for their World Cup in November 2008.
Kerry Booker Kerry Booker Consultant Clinical Psychologist Kerry completed a B.A. Honours Psychology degree in 1983 (Trinity College Dublin) followed by an M.Sc. in Medical Psychology before working as a Research Fellow in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey. He then went on to complete an M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology (University of Edinburgh) before working as a Research Clinical Psychologist for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Kerry joined Salford Royal in 1990, working in general medicine and chronic pain and has been a full-time Consultant within the Pain Centre since 1994.
Lorraine Moores Lorraine Moores Principal Physiotherapist, Pain Management Programme Lead Lorraine qualified in 1991 and gained an MSc in Physiotherapy in 2001. She has worked for Manchester and Salford Pain Centre since 1994 and specialises in assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic pain. She is currently the lead Physiotherapist for MSPC and the lead for the Pain Management Programme service.
Louise Brown Louise Brown Advanced MSK Practitioner Louise graduated from Salford University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2000. She completed an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2007 and is a qualified injection therapist. Louise has a post graduate certificate in Trauma and Orthopaedic Management. Louise qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2009 and has recently completed the conversion course to become an Independent Physiotherapy prescriber. Louise is currently working within the MSK CATS service and has a special interest in lower limb conditions. She also works alongside the Orthopaedic Consultants at Salford Royal managing post-operative lower limb patients. Louise is the team lead for the MSK physiotherapy team in Salford. Outside of the NHS Louise has worked in elite sport for many years. She worked with GB senior netball team and was the lead physiotherapist for the Under 21 England Netball Squad from 2004-2013.
Mahindra Chincholkar Mahindra Chincholkar (Dr) Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia Mahindra has worked as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain management at Salford Royal since 2011. He qualified from King Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai and obtained the Doctor of Medicine in Anaesthesia from Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, University of Mumbai. Subsequently he trained in anaesthesia in the North East and completed the Advanced Pain Training at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. During his training, he developed an interest in Evidence Based Medicine and has obtained a Diploma in Healthcare (EBM) from University of Teesside. His interests include neuropathic pain, radiofrequency procedures and spinal cord stimulation. He enjoys teaching and is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students from the University of Manchester on their Problem Based Learning modules.
Martin Howarth Martin Howarth Specialist Pain Nurse, Practice Development Lead Martin trained at the West Pennine Health Trust and qualified in 1994. His main interest after qualifying was orthopaedic surgery and he was orthopaedic staff nurse at Fairfield General Hospital. He moved to Hope Hospital in 1997 continuing his career in orthopaedic surgery, completing an orthopaedic diploma and degree in adult nursing. In 1999 he joined a research project and became interested in pain management and in 2001 he was successful in obtaining a pain specialist role in pain management, joining the well-established Manchester and Salford Pain Centre. He went on to do the non-medical prescribing course and completed this in 2005 which enhances his practice as a specialist nurse in pain management.
Naomi Smith Naomi Smith Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Naomi qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy. She worked in a variety of areas before specialising in Pain Management in 2007. Her main interests include the assessment and rehabilitation of chronic pain patients. She completed an MSc in Pain Management in 2010.
Paul Regan Paul Regan Physiotherapist Graduated from the University of Manchester in 1998 with a degree in physiology and then trained as a physiotherapist graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2002. Since then has worked in a number of hospitals within the Northwest, before joining the team at Salford Royal in 2009. Has completed Masters modules in Injection Therapy and Advanced musculoskeletal practice and has just completed his Masters in trauma and orthopaedics awaiting the results in the summer of 2015.
Rajat Verma Rajat Verma (Mr) Lead for Junior Doctor Intake & Rotas Mr Verma qualified in 1993.  He completed his higher surgical training in the Northwest and under the supervision of Dr R W Gaines Jr. MD in the USA. He is currently working at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and here at Salford Royal. His special interests include: Adult and paediatric deformity surgery back pain sciatica degenerative lumbar spine disorders spinal injuries infection and tumours
Rick Makin Rick Makin (Dr) Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia, Medical Lead for the PMP, Acute Pain Lead Rick has worked at Salford Royal since 2004. He qualified from Leicester University Medical School and completed his FRCS (Ed) during basic surgical training before switching allegiance to Anaesthesia. Rick trained in Anaesthesia on the North West rotation, and undertook an Advanced Pain Training fellowship with the pain team at Salford Royal (formerly Hope Hospital) prior to taking up his current post. Special interests include Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, Post-operative pain management and Education in Pain management to Primary Care. Rick is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students on the Problem Based Learning ‘Heart, Lungs and Blood’ module and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Salford University on the MSc Surgical Practice Perioperative Management Module.
Steve Crosby Steve Crosby Physiotherapist Steve graduated from Coventry University in 1998 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, completed a Diploma in Injection Therapy for joint and soft tissue condition in 2008 and completed his MSc (Hons) with distinction in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice in 2013. He also qualified as a supplementary non-medical prescriber in 2010 and has completed further training to become a Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber. Steve currently works within the MSK-CATS service seeing patients with upper & lower limb and spinal conditions. He also works within the Emergency Department at Salford Royal as a front line clinician and covers the back pain service for non-traumatic back pain patients in the emergency admission unit at Salford Royal. Steve has experience in both NHS and private practice and joined Salford Royal NHS Trust in 2008.
Teresa Barrett Teresa Barrett Team Leader/ Specialist Physiotherapist Teresa qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2003 with a BSc (HONS) in physiotherapy. She has worked for a variety of NHS trust and in private practice but has been here at Salford Royal since 2008. Teresa has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a special interest in spinal conditions and completed her MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics at The University of Salford in 2013. Teresa is qualifed in acupuncture for the treatment of pain and with pilates.
Tim Johnson Tim Johnson (Dr) Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia Tim studied medicine at King’s College Hospital; his anaesthetic and pain training was in Bristol UK, New Zealand and USA. He has been a consultant in Pain Management in Salford since 1993 and has devoted all of his clinical work to managing pain since 2006. He is Postgraduate Clinical Tutor for the hospital with responsibility for the training of all the junior doctors and has conducted research on how doctors learn to perform complex, high risk clinical procedures. He is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester, the University of Zambia in Lusaka and an Associate Tutor at Edge Hill University.
Tina Chrysochou Tina Chrysochou (Dr)   Clinical interests are in Transitional/ Young Adult medicine, complex glomerulonephritis and reno-vascular disease. Inpatient governance lead. Her research interest are in atheromatous renovascular disease, FMD and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Shares responsibility for Rochdale and Oldham dialysis units with Dr PM Uthappa and Dr J Ritchie.