Dr Deane Halfpenny

Dr Deane Halfpenny

MBBCh, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Pain Management

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1 specialist

28 years of experience
20 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.88

Top feedback

“Dr Halfpenny was so caring and thoughtful with my issues. He took much time to understand everything and gave me great confidence that he would find a way to help me. And he did. Highly recommend this excellent physician. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3528433
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    234 reviews

    About

    Dr Deane Halfpenny is a consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, who has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge with particular areas of expertise including; non-surgical management of spinal pain and injury, myofascial pain syndromes, sports injury, CRPS and neuropathic pain.

    Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr Halfpenny completed his specialist training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He took training posts as a lecturer and advanced pain trainee and was awarded the FFPMRCA. He took up a consultant post in 2001 and established multidisciplinary services in the management of pain both within the NHS and private sector.Dr Halfpenny works closely with multi-professional colleagues both within the private sector and other leading medical institutions. These include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists and personal trainers. His approach is to understand the mechanisms behind pain and the effect on individuals. He provides patients with personal programmes that address lifestyle, exercise and techniques aimed at pain reduction in a holistic manner.

    Dr Halfpenny is also a keen sportsperson, having competed as a gymnast at a national level in South Africa. This enables him to have an invaluable insight into the management of pain in both the professional and amateur sporting arena.

    Dr Halfpenny works closely with a number of sports physicians and has helped numerous leading sportsmen and women return to competitive sport at international levels. He is also clinical lead for the London Orthopaedic Clinic and is directly involved in governance and Care Quality Commission roles. He has continued to provide innovation to his clinical practice having established regular multidisciplinary pain clinics in addition to providing cutting edge interventional therapies including the use of orthobiologicals (PRP and stem cell treatments).

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    Medical procedures

    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Orthobiologic Treatment for Arthritis and Sports Injuries
    • Persistent Post-Surgical Pain Conditions
    • PRP Injections
    • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
    • Ultrasound-Guided Injections
    • Ultrasound-Guided Intra-Articular and Soft Tissue Injections
    • Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency
    • Viscosupplement Injections
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    Special interests

    • Acute Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Pain Medicine
    • Arthritis
    • Degenerative Conditions
    • Hypermobility
    • Ligament sprains
    • Muscle Inhibition
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Myofascial (soft tissue) Pain Syndromes
    • Occupational/Work Related Upper Limb Syndrome
    • Osteoporosis
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Sciatica and Disc Prolapse
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Sports injuries
    • Tendinopathies
    • Whiplash Hypermobility
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    MBBCh University of Witwatersrand 1990

    Additional training:

    FRCA (Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) Royal College of Anaesthetists 1996

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Pain Management
    3/16
    Back Pain
    2/16
    Acute Pain
    1/16
    Arthritis
    1/16
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    1/16
    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    1/16
    Whiplash
    1/16
    severe pain down left leg and buttock
    1/16
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    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Shoulder) Arthritis
    Dr Halfpenny was so caring and thoughtful with my issues. He took much time to understand everything and gave me great confidence that he would find a way to help me. And he did. Highly recommend this excellent physician.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acute Pain
    Very professional snd good
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pain Management
    Many thanks for your continued support!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pain Management Back Pain
    I have been under Dr Halfpenny over 2.5 years . I have found him to be very understanding patient kind and very professional especially my Ehlers Dan los hypermobilty problems . Dr Halfpenny is only interested in his patience welfare .from my experiences I have also done my own research for my condition around the world which Dr Halfpenny is always interested to listen and advise and gives honest views and has excellent referral teams of specialist Pysioththerapist when needed .
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    severe pain down left leg and buttock Pain Management
    Dr Halfpenny is thorough, unhurried, patient with questions. He gave respectful attention to what I wanted to say. He was keen to demonstrate and explain complex Medical information. He encouraged me to take a full part in treatment decision making. I have complete confidence in his ability and commitment to finding the best treatment for me.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Clear, friendly, professional, respectful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Halfpenny has been amazing throughout my diagnosis and treatment with my condition. He is very knowledgable and explains any diagnosis or theories very clearly. Dr Halfpenny listens to everything I say and does not dismiss any of my symptoms. He is also very friendly and approachable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Halfpenny understanding of Ehlers Dan Los hypermobilty and muscle spasm issues very caring specialist and only injects if necessary and tries to find other options for ones condition .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Superb both on a 'bedside manner' and professional basis. I had/have every confidence in his ability
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    I have been under Dr halfpenny over 2.5 years and he has been very helpful with my Ehlers Danlos hypermobility condition and regardless of being a little late for his appointments he has been very understanding and open to any other option treatment Which I had abroad for stem cell treatment in the USA which was not at the time available in the U.K. or PRP . Dr Halfpenny has a great bedside manner and will only do injections if necessary and is very happy to discuss any case studies like myself with other doctors and has helped me on many occasions with trigger point injections Botox cortisone in certain parts of my back shoulders hamstrings and has done a few PRP . Dr halfpenny also knows the right team of Pysioththerapist and is willing to speak or email my concerns .
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Whiplash
    A careful listener, kind, never in a hurry, seeking to find the best route to recovery for the patient; highly skilled in his own field yet willing to draw on other experts' skills to enhance his treatment plans in a difficult case like mine rather than settle for a second-rate treatment plan. Open to working with alternative therapies (acupuncture, kinesiology, physio) and actively seeks these practitioners' input, incorporates this into the treatment plan and provides feedback to them creating a productive team environment which enables pain relief measures to carry on working as effectively as possible between appointments.
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    (5/5)
    Lovely doctor, who truely cares about his patients. He has always done everything he can to improve my CRPS. Ensuring that the right professionals are also involved in my care where needed.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    After six months of problems with my Achilles’ tendon it was suggested to me to try the ACP injections. It was a straightforward process which enabled the tendon to repair successfully. Highly recommend this treatment for anyone suffering. Dr Deane Halfpenny is both incredibly professional and friendly and provides world class treatment in a friendly environment with the emphasis always on patient wellbeing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was a little pessimistic at first whether it was worth the cost of £1,500.00 for the ACP injections treatment (3no) for something that may not work i.e. 70% success rate particularly if it is something that is being paid yourself without medical insurance. However, I contacted my medical insurer and they eventually conceded and paid for the treatment. Prior to the treatment Deane Halfpenny explained the whole process as part of the initial consultation. On each occasion Dr Deane Halfpenny explained the status after each injection based on the statistics at that stage. After the first injection there appeared to be no real change in my symptoms. After the second injection there was improvement of about 30%. After the final injection there was improvement of about 85%. I still experience a little soreness in the Achilles but nowhere near he symptoms that I originally had. I am now on the physiotherapy road and starting to load the Achilles after 20 months of not being able to do any running or exercise and pain free when walking. Hopefully in time and following continuous loading I will be back jogging soon. Despite my pessimistic view originally I have greatly appreciated and recognised the benefits that ACP injections have helped my condition and would recommend that despite the cost in my situation this has been worth it(albeit I was lucky to have had this covered by BUPA. Something they do not normally cover - unless you moan about it!). Whilst still on the expensive side and the success rate only circa 70% the normal person may not want to part with their hard earnt money for something where the success rate is not particularly that high. However, with more treatment carried out i'm sure the success rates will increase. Mine was circa 85% post injections and continuing to improve after this with physiotherapy, but the real test will be when I can start jogging again. Therefore, if the stats are more in line with which I have benefited from then it is a stronger argument to part with the money. All the best with your treatment and hopefully yours will be as successful as mine
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    He has been my consultant in charge of my care since 2014 for CRPS. He always goes out of his way to support me and ensure my crps is controlled as best it can be. Importantly he always listens to my point of view and encorporates this into my treatment plans.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Pain Management

    Dr Richard Seah
    Dr Richard Seah
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    23-01-2020

    Deane is a senior pain management consultant colleague. He is excellent at looking at a patient holistically and considering what may be contributing to their chronic pain state. Technically excellent with image-guided spinal injection procedures. Highly regarded colleague.

    For specialty: Pain Management
    Connection: Is a colleague

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