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Dr Jonathan Rajan

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Med Ed), MBChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Claimants and DefendantsCriminal CasesHome AppointmentsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face Appointments18+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Jonathan Rajan is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. He is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases involving chronic pain.

Dr Rajan reports on cases associated with: 

  • Chronic pain
    • Chronic widespread pain
    • Chronic post-surgical pain
    • Chronic post-traumatic pain
    • Chronic lumbar back pain
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Pain related conditions
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Myofascial pain
    • Persistent spinal pain syndrome (PSPS)
    • Kinesiophobia
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Arthritis
    • Sciatica
  • Interventional pain treatment
  • Whiplash associated disorder

Dr Rajan’s report turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Dr Rajan has a background working in a tertiary referral, specialist pain service, having trained in London and the North West.

He is faculty tutor for pain medicine at Salford Royal, the Manchester University lead for undergraduate pain medicine, and is regional lead on the faculty of pain medicine advisory group for undergraduate education for the North West. He is also a member on the British Pain Society Education Committee.

Dr Rajan has a special interest in minimally invasive treatments and uses techniques such as radiofrequency ablation to help patients manage and reduce their pain. He works closely with neurosurgical, spinal, and orthopaedic colleagues to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Dr Rajan has numerous different educational leadership roles within pain medicine and a research interest in pain and metabolic disease.


  • Congedi S, Orzalesi M, Di Pede C, Benini F. Pain in Mucopolysaccharidoses: Analysis of the Problem and Possible Treatments. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Oct 8;19(10):3063. doi: 10.3390/ijms19103063. PMID: 30297617; PMCID: PMC6213542.
  • Begum N, Taylor JR, Brown C, Rajan J, Keevil B, Pye E, Rainey T, Jones A. Morning and evening salivary cortisol levels in patients with chronic widespread pain and those at high risk. Eur J Pain. 2022 Jan;26(1):197-206. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1854. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34437747.
  • Rajan JN, Ireland K, Johnson R, Stepien KM. Review of Mechanisms, Pharmacological Management, Psychosocial Implications, and Holistic Treatment of Pain in Fabry Disease. J Clin Med. 2021 Sep 15;10(18):4168. doi: 10.3390/jcm10184168. PMID: 34575277; PMCID: PMC8472766.
  • Omics and Anaesthesia:pharmagogenomics, proteomics, and metablomics. Walton TEF, Rajan JN. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2019; 20:248-253
  • Comment on ‘Association between intraoperative opioid administration and 30-day readmission: a pre-specified analysis of registry data from a healthcare network in New England’ (Br J Anaesth2018;120:1090–1102) Chincholkar MIreland KRajan J
  • The Clinical Use of Methadone in cancer and chronic pain medicine. Rajan J and Scott-Warren J.  BJA Education Volume 16, Issue 3, 1 March 2016, Pages 102–106,
  • Taking the Pain out of Consultant Applications. Published in Transmitter and on the Faculty of Pain Medicine website.
  • Thoughts, trials and Travels of a pain fellow – Accepted for publication in The GasRCOA newsletter.
  • First Steps in Paediatric Pain. Accepted for publication in Transmitter.(Newsletter of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.)
  • Co author of a guideline on Implantable devices for pain management commissioned by the specialist interest group on implantable therapies in association within the British Pain Society.
  • Neuromuscular blocking agents for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome Guang-Ying Zhuo , Qing He , Li J Yang , Guan J Liu and Jonathan N Rajan. Cochrane Protocol January 2014
  • An integrated approach to the discharge of patients on strong opioids to the community . Rajan JN, de Mello W. e letter British Journal of Anaesthesia. January 2012
  • Pain and Suffering: Twins that can be managed using an interdisciplinary and biopsychosocial health model. Rajan JN, de Mello W. Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201308
  • Emerging Pain Course Nepal – Project report accepted for publication on AAGBI website 2012
  • An alternative approach to needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax. Rajan JN de Mello W. Injury April 2012,
  • National Perioperative hypothermia survey – routine perioperative temperature management by anaesthetists. Rajan JN, Wilmeratne A, Patel S, Lappin A. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. Vol 28(s) 8-9 June 2011
  • How to Insert a Central Line. Rajan JN, Bajaaj  S, Kaur K, Stephens S. University College London. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Sep2009 Supplement, Vol. 70, (14)
  • The Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Collagenous Colitis in Lothian. Rajan J, C. Noble C,  Anderson C,  Satsangi J, .Lessels A, M,  Arnott I. Gastrointestinal Unit , University of Edinburgh Department of Medical Sciences, School of molecular and clinical medicine, UK. Department of Pathology, Western General Hospital Edinburgh, UK Gut, Apr 2005,; 54: a1-a117.
  • Health and Safety Executive in house Publication. Occupational Respiratory disease guidelines.
  • BSC research project. The role of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 in macrophages of interferon receptor knockout mice. A 1 year lab based research project.

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