3 May 2024 - 28th Meeting of the London Pain Forum, Gray's Inn, Chancery Lane

THE 28th MEETING of the London Pain Forum took place at Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, Chancery Lane, London on evening of 3rd May 2024. We were delighted to be joined by guest speakers Prof Keyoumars Ashkan (Professor of Neurosurgery, King's College Hospital, London), Dr Ganesan Baranidharan (Vice Dean Faculty of Pain Medicine & Past President, NSUKI, Leeds Teaching Hospitals) and Dr Nicholas Padfield (Emeritus Consultant in Pain Medicine, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London).


Dr Ganesan Baranidharan
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCoA
Past-President, Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, UK


Prof Keyoumars Ashkan
Professor of Neurosurgery
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill, London, UK

Dr Nicholas Padfield
Emeritus Consultant in Pain Medicine
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
London, UK


Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk (President, London Pain Forum)
Dr Arun Bhaskar (Immediate Past-President, British Pain Society)
Dr Rajesh Munglani (Vice-President, British Pain Society)
Dr Andrzej Krol, St George's Univ. Hospital, London
Dr Damien Smith, Hillingdon Hospital, London
Dr Ashish Shetty, Univ. College London Hospitals
Dr Mike Spencer, Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Trust


*Approved for 3 CPD Points by Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK


The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, commonly known as Gray's Inn, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London. To be called to the bar in order to practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these inns.  It is ruled by a governing council called "Pension", made up of the Masters of the Bench (or "benchers") and led by the Treasurer, who is elected to serve a one-year term. The Inn is known for its gardens (the "Walks"), which have existed since at least 1597.

Gray's Inn does not claim a specific foundation date; none of the Inns of Court claims to be any older than the others. Law clerks and their apprentices have been established on the present site since at latest 1370, with records dating from 1381. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Inn grew in size, peaking during the reign of Elizabeth I.  William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is believed first to have been performed in Gray's Inn Hall.