Dr Simon Thorp joins Sussex MSK Partnership East

Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) has appointed a new Clinical Director, Dr Simon Thorp, who joined the service on September 6.

Simon is a consultant anaesthetist and pain specialist and is bringing his knowledge and experience to further develop pain services in this area, as well as providing clinical support and direction to Sussex MSK Partnership East’s clinicians and administrative staff.

He has been working at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital for over 20 years. He is also an honorary lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in pain management, orthopaedics and anaesthetics.

Simon said: “I am delighted to be joining SMSKPE. My first priority is to meet with GPs, consultants and Extended Scope Practitioners. I want to listen to their views about the service and act on any issues raised.

“My next priority is education. I plan to set up teaching programmes with Health Education Kent Sussex and Surrey and provide education which fits in with the stream of learning already happening across the NHS.

“I am committed to continuing to develop the service and make sure we work together to provide the best care possible for our patients,” he said.

You can contact Simon by calling 01323 819871.