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.
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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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