Professional background

Dr Victoria Tidman MBBS BSc MRCP FRCA FFPMRCA qualified from UCL in 2005 and trained as an anaesthetist at Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia. She now works as a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management at UCLH and is an independent practitioner in abdominopelvic pain and has a specialist interest in complex pain patient management.

She has spent time in Rwanda training healthcare professionals and helping to set up the first multidisciplinary pain service. Currently she is chairperson of the specialist interest group for Pain in Developing Countries for the British Pain Society. She is an hononary clinical teaching fellow at UCL and is module lead for MSc in Pain.


Patient perceptions and recall of consent for regional anaesthesia compared with consent for surgery (JRSM-15-0153) Accepted to Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. August 2015 RNOH. R Zarnegar, M Brown, M Henley, V Tidman and A Pathmanathan

Letter to anaesthesia. Comments on ‘Femoral nerve block for pain relief in hip fracture: a dose finding study’ M. Watson, E. Waler, S Rowell, M. Lumsden, M. Higgins. A. Binning, A. McConnachie. Anaesthesia 9, Issue 7, pages 683–686, July 2014. Su Anaesthesia. 2014 Dec;69(12):1403-4. doi: 10.1111/anae.12853.

‘Opioids in developing countries - Promoting appropriate use and preventing abuse in low- and middle-income countries’ Article - March 2019 issue of “Pain News” (BPS)

Bad Backs and Silverbacks: establishing the first pain management service in Rwanda. Article published in Pain News - Newsletter for the Spring Edition BPS 2015.

Improving Global Access to Opioids: the view from the ground – Contributing author. Article published Pain News - Newsletter for the Spring Edition BPS 2015.

Chapter submission for “100 landmark papers in Pain” commissioned by Oxford University Press. Critical evaluation of “Epidural morphine in treatment of pain. Behar et al. Lancet. 1979;1(8115):527-9.”


Bad backs and Silverbacks: A qualitative study into a trainee's experience of developing and sustaining a pain service in Rwanda.
Anaesthesia. 2015 Jun;70 Suppl 3:1-101. doi: 10.1111/anae.13137. 172

Pain & analgesia in Rwanda military hospital- assessment of post-surgical pain relief.
British Journal of Pain April 2015 9: 5-75, doi:10.1177/2049463715579924 097.

Acute pain management training at Rwanda military hospital- effectiveness of a 5 day intensive programme.
British Journal of Pain April 2015 9: 5-75, doi:10.1177/2049463715579924 028

First chronic pain clinic in Rwanda: a comparison of demographics and case mix with European data.
British Journal of Pain April 2015 9: 5-75, doi:10.1177/2049463715579924 035

Improving the Value of Discharge Summaries Sent Out To General Practitioners after A Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme
British Journal of Pain April 2014 8: 5-72, doi:10.1177/2049463714527262 084

Provisions of anaesthetic services in interventional radiology- a national survey.
Special Issue: Abstracts of the AAGBI Annual Congress, Dublin October 2013 Volume 68, Issue Supplement s3. 155 DOI: 10.1111/anae.12458

Retrospective evaluation of the efficacy of the use of the Versatis patch in chronic pain conditions other than post-herpetic neuralgia.
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2013 Sep-Oct;38(5 Suppl 1):E1-E259. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e3182a6a39d. 0440.

Laproscopic Learning Curves AH Engledow VJ Tidman SM Thomas MJ Tutton SJ Warren
Surg Endosc. 2007 Apr;21 Suppl 13:S1-294.

Patients’ Attitudes to the Appearance of their Surgeon
AH Engledow VJ Tidman J Wright SJ Warren
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006 Jan;88(1):57-61. General 10996