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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:


If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
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  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Dr Tacson Fernandez Dr Tacson Fernandez

Fernandez, Dr Tacson

  • Position: Consultant in Chronic Pain Management,
    Lead Clinician for Neuromodulation,
    Lead Clinician for Acute Pain Management
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCA, FFRMCAI, FCARCSI, FIPP
  • Specialty: Chronic Pain Medicine, Acute Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics

Dr Tacson Fernandez is a consultant in pain medicine and specialises in interventional chronic pain management, balancing it with a multidimensional model including cognitive, behavioural, pharmacological, interventional and rehabilitative strategies.

Dr Tacson Fernandez completed his Anaesthetic training at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in London. His training in Pain Medicine was obtained by working and visiting pain clinics across the UK, Europe and USA. He completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Dr Fernandez also obtained the Fellowship in Pain Medicine – Ireland and Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice awarded by the World Institute of Pain in 2009.

At the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, Dr Fernandez is the Lead Clinician of the Neuromodulation centre offering complex chronic pain patients the option of Spinal Cord stimulators and Peripheral nerve stimulators according to NICE guidelines (TA159).

Dr Fernandez's interests in interventional pain management include a range of interventional therapies including facet joint injections/epidurals in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic areas, rhizolysis/radiofrequency denervation, pulsed radiofrequency procedures, dorsal root ganglion blocks, selective nerve blockade, peripheral electrical stimulation, spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, sympathetic plexus blocks, stellate ganglion blocks and other peripheral nerve block techniques to manage pain.

Dr Fernandez has a range of pharmacological management options for nociceptive, neuropathic and mixed nociceptive-neuropathic pain states including opioid management strategies. He has been an invited speaker on cognitive approaches in pain management both nationally and internationally, and believes in active application of these techniques in his daily practice. 


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