Dr Peter Cole

Medical qualifications: MBBS, DA, FRCA, MMedSc, FFPMRCA

After 28 years as a doctor and 19 as a Consultant Dr Cole has gained extensive experience in managing patients with a wide range of chronic pain conditions.

His areas of special interest are in the management of low back and leg pain, the management of neuropathic (nerve pain) which includes conditions such as CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), post surgical pain, postherpetic neuralgia (shingles) and phantom limb pain.  

Please contact Louise Booker to arrange an appointment.


Career Summary:

1991. Medical degree, The London Hospital Medical College.

1991- 1996.  Junior doctor in London, Brisbane and Cambridge,  Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA 1994).

1996 - 2000. Specialist Registrar in Leeds, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA 1997), Masters degree in medical science (MMedSc Leeds University 1999).

2000. Association of Anaesthetists travel grant to Copenhagen as a visiting pain fellow. Completed  specialist training, GMC specialist register.

2000- 2007.  Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and clinical lead for the acute pain service at the Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds. 

2007- present. Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford. For four years until November 2013 he was clinical lead for the Oxford Pain Relief Unit.

Training and Teaching:

2014- present. Royal College of Anaesthetists' Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine for the Oxford region with the aim of raising the profile and further developing pain training. Member of Pain Faculty's Training and Assessment Committee and Royal College Workforce Lead for Pain.

2008- present. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Oxford University. Teaches medical students in Pain, Anaesthesia and is an examiner for the medical school 4th and 5th year assessments.


Dr Cole's MSc dissertation was based on research into efficacy and respiratory effects of systemic and spinal opioids.

2014- present. Editorial board member  for the Cochrane Pain and Palliative Support Group (PAPAS). This work involves reviewing reserch proposals and completed papers. He has been a co-author on several systemic reviews on antineuropathic (antidepressant and antiepileptic) drugs for pain conditions.

A list of Dr Cole's publication can be found in the 'News' section.

Personal interests:

Family (2 daughters at Rye St Antony School), Golf (single figure handicap since 1981, rarely find time to play now!), gym, keeping fit (Blenheim Traithlon 2016/17) and flying (huge passion since my first Solo in 1992 ) 

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Practising at:

Oxford,The Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital Headington.

Plans are in place for follow up consultations as part of the multidiscilpinary pain team at The Oxfordshire Health and Racquets Club, North Oxford.


Thursdays or Fridays, by appointment.

Dr Cole is a fellow of the Faculty Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and a memeber of the Association of Anaesthetists and the British Medical Association.