Dr. Valentine trained at Leeds University and qualified Bachelor of Medicine (MB) & Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) in July 1986. He gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) in November 1989 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in July 1992. He gained his certificate of completion of specialist training (CCST) in anaesthetics in July 1996. In October 2007, he was admitted a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in May 2009.
Dr. Valentine was appointed "Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management" at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in October 1996. His clinical practice has been dedicated wholly to Pain Management since September 2001 at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and the Priscilla Bacon Centre, Specialist Palliative Care Unit.
Dr. Valentine has been preparing Pain Management medical reports for the court since March 1999. Many of his reports relate to claimants with symptoms of chronic pain persisting beyond the expected healing period and not infrequently associated with a higher level of disability than might be expected.
Number of reports:
Dr. Valentine currently prepares in the region of twelve new Pain Management medical reports addressed to the Court on average each month.
Dr. Valentine has attended court on five occasions, and he has provided oral evidence under oath for the Florida State Courts on one occasion.
In 2002, he was present at Cambridge County Court as the claimant's pain management expert for the whole of a 3-day hearing, and he gave oral evidence to the court on the 3rd day.
In 2006, he was attended Cambridge County Court as the claimant's pain management expert for the whole of a 4-day hearing, and the case settled on the morning of the 4th day just before the medical evidence was to be given.
In May 2007, he gave oral evidence as the claimant's pain management expert at Norwich County Court on the second day of a 2-day hearing.
In December 2010, he gave a 'deposition' (out-of-court oral testimony) as the defendant's pain management expert for the Florida State Courts.
In May 2011, he attended Liverpool District Registry for 1.5 days of a 7-day court hearing, and provided oral evidence as the defendant's pain management expert.
In June 2011, he attended Cambridge County Court as the defendant's pain management expert on Day 2 of the three day hearing. He was not required to give oral evidence on this occasion.
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Dr. Valentine provides specialist pain management medical reports for the court following instruction by personal injury and medical negligence solicitors. Reports can follow full interview and examination of claimants plus study of relevant documentation, or they can be based entirely upon documentation such as medical records and reports.
Dr. Valentine is aware of the Civil Procedures Rules, including the 50th Update which introduced the changes that came into force on 1 October 2009. He accepts instructions from claimants’ solicitors, defendants’ solicitors and insurance companies. He accepts instructions as a single joint expert and will take on medical negligence work.
Lectures & educational meetings:
Dr Valentine is available to talk at educational meetings and will lecture on the subject of the medicolegal aspects of chronic pain syndromes and pain management. Please contact him directly for further information.
Dr. Valentine presented the following medicolegal talks:
‘Pain Medicine Interventions & Litigating Patients’ at the Interventional Pain Medicine Society SIG Meeting in Manchester - 30th November 2007.
‘The Medicolegal Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)’ at the Kennedys Liability Seminar in London - 22nd May 2008.
‘The Medicolegal Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)’ organised by Darbys Solicitors LLP for the Oxford Medicolegal Society Meeting - 4th February 2009.
‘The Medicolegal Aspects of Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Management’ at the Barlow Lyde & Gilbert ‘Catastrophic Injuries Seminar’ in London - 22nd April 2009.
‘The Medicolegal Aspects of Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Management’ at the Barlow Lyde & Gilbert ‘Pain Seminar’ in London - 2nd July 2010.
Seminar on ‘Medicolegal Aspects of Chronic Pain Management’ at ComerCrawley Solicitors of Diss in Norfolk - 27th October 2010.
Dr. Valentine co-chaired the ‘Medicolegal aspects of Pain Management’ workshop and presented at the ‘Road traffic accidents – more than just a pain in the neck’ workshop at the British Pain Society ASM at Liverpool in April 2012. He presented a talk on CRPS at the Norfolk and Norwich Medico-Legal Society meeting in May 2012 and the Liverpool Law Society Personal Injury Law Conference in June 2012.
Dr. Jon Valentine (Medicolegal) is a trading name of Pain Expert Limited;
Directors: J.M.J. Valentine MB ChB FRCA FFPMRCA FRCP and J K Valentine RGN RM
Registered office: The Old Rectory Church Road Tharston Norfolk NR15 2YG;
Company registration number: 08177276;
Registered in England & Wales
VAT registration number: 141 9955 88
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:
THE OLD RECTORY
Practice Manager: Julie Summers
Telephone: 01603 418594
Accounts & enquiries: Jane Valentine
Telephone: 07762 709595
Telephone: 07808 475278
Answering machine & fax: 01508 531709
Dr. Valentine's expertise includes: