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Preston Pain Management Partnership was formed in 2001.

Dr Peter Bunting had been providing private pain treatments at Fulwood Hall for many years: feeling that he needed to share the workload he went into partnership with Dr Angela Lowrie and Dr Nick Hacking. Dr Shiva Tripathi joined us ten years ago, not long before Dr Lowrie, sadly, passed away: she is still very greatly missed by her patients and colleagues alike.


Dr Nicholas Mark Hacking

Was born in Preston, grew up in East Lancashire, went to school on the Fylde Coast and matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1981.

He left Glasgow to join the Manchester Anaesthetic Rotation in 1996 and trained in the hospitals of the North-west before being appointed a consultant in the Royal Preston Hospital (now a part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) in 2001.

In 2007 he became responsible for training in pain medicine in LTH.

From 2008 to 2016 he was intimately involved in medical management in the Anaesthetic Directorate, serving as Clinical Director for Pain, Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Theatres between 2009 and 2012.

From 2012 to 2016 he sat on the Clinical Reference Group advising NHS England on Specialist pain Services and was the Senate Representative for Specialist Pain in Lancashire, Greater Manchester & South Cumbria.

In 2014 he was appointed as the Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine by the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

His qualifications are: MB ChB; MSc; FRCA; FFPMRCA

He is an active member of several learned societies including the North-west Pain Group; the British Pain Society and the London Pain Forum, of which he is a Founding Fellow.