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Neuromodulation Pain Service

The Neuromodulation Pain Service in Oxford is a local, regional national and international service based at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

We offer interventions for patients with chronic intractable neuropathic pain.

Interventions include:

  • spinal cord stimulation
  • dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • peripheral nerve and occipital nerve stimulation
  • intrathecal drug delivery systems for spasticity and spasm.

Indications include:

  • failed back surgery syndrome (with predominant radicular pain)
  • post-surgical pain
  • scar pain
  • post-herpetic neuralgia pain
  • phantom/stump pain
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • migraine and cluster headache.


We adhere to national guidance for neuromodulation including TA159 for Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation, and for occipital nerve stimulation for intractable chronic migraine we adhere to interventional procedures guidance (IPG) 452.

Our local policy is incorporated into our practice in order to aid appropriate patient selection.

We accept referrals from consultants only; GP referrals will be rejected.

Contact us

Neuromodulation Pain Service
Neurosciences Offices
Level 3 West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU


Our team

Consultant Neurosurgeons

  • Miss Stana Bojanic
  • Professor Alexander Green
  • Associate Professor James Fitzgerald

Neuromodulation Specialist Nurses


Dr Emily Leathers-Smith

Neuromodulation Service Co-ordinator

Lucy Thomas

Secretaries to Neuromodulation Team

Abbie Major - Miss Stana Bojanic

Sharon Cole - Professor Alex Green and Associate Professor James Fitzgerald

Waiting List Co-ordinator

Vivek Jayakumar

Mission statement

We, the Neuromodulation Specialist Nurses, support Oxford University Hospitals in providing evidence-based practice in a compassionate environment.

We strive to maintain an open-minded, collaborative approach to patient care, delivering excellence through promoting innovation in clinical practice, active participation and shared decision-making.

Last reviewed:31 March 2023