Pete Cole is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Oxford. After 30 years as a doctor and 20 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, neuropathic (nerve) pain which includes conditions such as CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), post surgical pain, postherpetic neuralgia (shingles) and phantom limb pain.
After qualifying in medicine from the London Hospital Medical College he worked as a junior doctor London, Brisbane and Cambridge completing his training in Leeds. Having gained his FRCA and MMedSc with an RCT on the efficacy and respiratory effects of systemic and spinal opioids in 2000 he was appointed as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Leeds, he moved to Oxford after seven years. Having been the clinical lead for the Oxford Pain Relief Unit at the Churchill Hospital he now has many commitments within the Royal College of Anaesthetists' Faculty of Pain Medicine. He was Chair of the UK Regional Advisors (RA) from 2018 to 2020 and continues as the Oxford RA. He is a member of the Pain Faculty's Training and Assessment Committee and and is the Faculty's representative on the Royal College of Anaesthetists' Workforce Strategy Committee and the recently created Ethics committee.
He has been a PAPAS editorial board member since 2014.