Dr Bernhard Frank

About Bernhard Frank

Dr Bernhard Frank is a Consultant in pain medicine at The Walton Centre, also holding the roles of clinical lead for neuropathic pain and opioid management for chronic non-cancer pain. He is an honorary senior clinical lecturer in pain medicine at the University of Liverpool. 

He qualified in medicine from the University of Newcastle in 2005, undertaking specialist training in Anaesthesia between 2003 and 2009, and sub-speciality training in Neuroanaesthesia between 2008 and 2009. 

He has presented at neuroscience and pain medicine conferences and congresses around the world and is a co-opted member of the NICE Multiple Sclerosis Guideline Committee, advising the committee about non-pharmacological management of pain. 

He leads the joint facial pain clinic at The Walton Centre.


Pain medicine 


3rd State Exam (Germany) 

Doctor of Medicine  

FFPMCAI (Ireland) 

FCARCSI (Ireland) 

Clinical/research interests

Neuropathic pain 

Clinical pharmacology of pain including opioid management 

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 

Member of the Neuropathic Pain Specialist Interest Group (NePSIG) at IASP 

Member of the British Pain Society (BPS) 

Former Chair of the Specialist Interest Group (SIG) for Neuropathic Pain at the BPS (2014 to 2019) 

Member of the Germany Pain Society (DSG) 

Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland (FFPMCAI) 

Fellow of the College of Anaesthetist in Ireland (FCARCSI) 

Associate Fellow at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 

Member of the BMA 

Member of the Medical and Dental Defence Unit of Scotland (MDDUS) 

Related Services

Pain medicine

The Walton Centre is internationally famous for treating patients with chronic pain, pain which lasts longer than the normal healing process and is still present three months after an injury or illness.

Neuromodulation for Pain and Pelvic Floor Instability

Neuromodulation involves implanting electrical devices within the body to treat pain

Page last updated: 18 July 2021