Dr Nofil Mulla
Consultant in Integrated Pain Services
Main NHS BaseLuton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Scope of Practice
- Pain Management
- Degenerative and arthritic conditions
- Neck and low back pain
- Joint pain
- Slipped spinal discs
- Whiplash and sports injuries
Areas of Expertise
- Cancer pain
- Headaches and facial pain
- Persistent post surgical pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Pelvic pain
Training & Background
Dr Nofil Mulla is a Consultant and Clinical Lead in Integrated Pain Services at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He has undergone training in world renowned centres of excellence and an advanced pain fellowship at the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ University Hospital affiliated to King’s College London School of Medicine. He worked as a Consultant in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and St. George’s University Hospital, London. He also worked in General Medicine which enhances his scope of practice with an additional advantage in his clinical approach.
Dr Mulla has extensive experience in the multidisciplinary management of pain conditions, the prevalence of which is over 40% in the UK population. His clinical approach is holistic and based upon a bio-psycho-social model that facilitates functional independence and emotional well-being offered in a compassionate environment.
He has extensive experience in the multidisciplinary management of pain conditions and is highly qualified in the modern and advanced techniques of pain management. He consults more than 1000 patients every year and has special expertise in management of complex pain conditions.
He is an expert in treating common conditions including but not limited to degenerative and arthritic conditions, neck and low back pain, joint pain, sciatica/lumbago, slipped spinal discs, whiplash and sports injuries. His other areas of expertise include cancer pain, headaches and facial pain, migraine, persistent post-surgical pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain and pelvic pain among others.
His consultation involves a comprehensive assessment and a detailed clinical examination as well as formulation of a diagnosis along with an extensive range of treatments for painful conditions where surgery is neither necessary nor preferred. He works closely with multidisciplinary specialists that involves discussion of patients with complex needs within a specialist clinical team.
He provides medication management and a wide range of interventions (injection therapy) such as lumbar and cervical epidural injections, facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, sacro-iliac joint injections, hip, knee/other joint injections, nerve root blocks, trigger point injections, botox injections, occipital nerve blocks and other injection therapies. He has special expertise in ultrasound guided pain procedures, peripheral nerve stimulation and radiofrequency denervation/ablation.
Dr Mulla regularly presents scientific papers and gives lectures nationally and internationally on various subjects apart from organising symposia and scientific workshops. He contributes to journals and medical textbooks on a regular basis. He is an expert speaker at the local clinical commissioning groups and hospital clinical governance meetings including general practitioners and allied health professionals. He is a member of the training and assessments board and the examinations tutorials organiser of the Pain Faculty at The Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is the royal college tutor for pain education supervision within the region. He is an educational supervisor for anaesthesia trainees and a medical appraiser in the hospital trust for consultants and non-consultant doctors.
As the Clinical Lead for the Integrated Pain Service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Dr Mulla is in charge of overseeing the functioning of the service and conducting and supervising clinical audit and research along with quality assurance and service development.
• Pain Faculty, Royal College of Anaesthetists
• General Medical Council
• British Pain Society
• World Institute of Pain, International Association for Study of Pain
• European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Mulla’s outside interests involve spending family time with his wife who is a palliative care consultant and his son who is a county cricket player. Dr Mulla is an expert cook and an avid cricketer and a squash player.