- Clinical Lead, Pain Transformation Programme
- NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Gloucester
- United Kingdom
Cathy was a Consultant in Pain Medicine for 23 years and is now works for NHS Gloucestershire CCG. She writes and lectures widely on aspects of pain management, evidence, and opioid therapy in particular and the implications for public health. Cathy contributes to the work of (the former) Public Health England, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, NHS England/Improvement, the European Medicines Agency, and the Cochrane collaboration. She was a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain International Taskforce on Opioids and for the World Health Organisation Guideline on Cancer Pain Management. She was Clinical lead for the NICE Guideline on Chronic Pain and topic advisor for the NICE Guideline on Safe Prescribing and Withdrawal Management of Medicines Associated with Dependence. She has provided in-reach pain services to five prisons in the South West of England and frequently contributes to conversations about pain, opioids and painkiller addiction in both written and broadcast media.