Dr Rajesh Munglani is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge. He specialises in a wide range of pain conditions including spinal pain, cancer related pains and complex regional pain.


Dr Munglani lectures and writes widely in the academic setting as well as writing medicolegal reports with a 60/40 ratio but at times equal distribution between Claimant and Defendant work in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He holds clinics in Cambridge and London. Dr Munglani has been elected Vice President of the British Pain Society in 2023.

Dr Munglani's Professional CV including medico-legal experience can be downloaded here


Private Secretary: Sue Sanalitro

Where to find us

Dr Rajesh Munglani, Consultant in Pain Medicine, MSS, PO Box 1460, Cambridge CB1 0NS


As well as his formal medical training Dr Munglani was at various times, since 1990 onwards, in addition a Research Fellow, a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and from 1995 Senior Research Associate, Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Relief and Palliative Care (at Arthur Rank Hospice) and eventually Director of the Pain Relief Service at Addenbrookes Hospital.  In 2000 he accepted a post as Consultant in Pain Medicine and Lead Clinician at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds and developed an expanded multidisciplinary Pain Service.  From June 2014 until September 2016 he has held an honorary contract in Pain Medicine at the West Suffolk Hospital Cambridge University Trust. He is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge.

In 2009 he became and continues to be an officer for the Interventional Pain Medicine Group of the British Pain Society. In 2011-2014 was elected to the Council of the British Pain Society (BPS). Also, in 2011 he became a founding member and Secretary of the Medico-legal special interest group of the British Pain Society and currently co-chair of this group. He was a NICE liaison officer for the BPS from 2011-2013 and also chaired the website development group in 2012. In 2010 he created and continues to moderate an online discussion groups for Consultants in Pain Medicine, and, due to its success, set up groups for pain fellows and medico-legal issues in pain.


He also founded the annual Cambridge Medicolegal Conference and co-founded the Cambridge Medicolegal Forum. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine. He was appointed Editor of BPS Pain News in May 2018.

He also is on the Council of the London Pain Forum and is also Associate Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Ombudsmen on pain related matters.  Also, he has recently been elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine – Pain Section and Independent Doctors Federation until 2019. He was appointed to the scientific programme committee of the BPS in September 2019. Dr Munglani has been elected Vice President of the British Pain Society in 2023.


Dr Munglani has 19 years medico-legal experience in preparing reports for injury related legal claims. His present ratio of instruction is 60% Claimant, 40% Defendant but at times equal and some Joint Expert.


Working in Cambridge and London, he writes on average 120 medico-legal reports per year for personal injury and medical negligence claims. Most of this work is in the field of persistent back and neck pain, particularly after injury and trauma. He also writes reports on patients with complex regional pain syndromes. He has been to court on numerous occasions, including giving evidence at the High Court on 4 occasions. He is normally able to prepare a report within 4-6 weeks of seeing a client (subject to other commitments/annual leave). He has also appeared as an expert before the GMC and advises the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Listed on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and  also on the APIL List of Expert Witnesses. His medico-legal CV can be found here.


Clinical Fees. The time taken for a report is approximately 12 to 16 hours work for personal injury cases and approximately 12 to 16 hours for Clinical Negligence cases. Please contact Dr Munglani's secretary for his currently hourly rate.


For all medico-legal enquiries and to request terms and conditions of business please contact Dr Munglani's secretary, Sue Sanalitro

Email: sue@medicalsecretarialservices.org.uk

Tel/Fax: 01223 479024



Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference

Dr Munglani established this conference in 2011 and has since been joined by co-organisers Julian Benson, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Stuart McKechnie KC, Barrister, 9 Gough Chambers, Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mr Tom Quick, Consultant Surgeon and Ms Nicola Greaney, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers. The 12th annual conference is on 22nd September 2023, see here.



Recent Articles

Munglani R, Editor Pain News, "Understanding medicine part 1:Hippocrates and the role of prognosis in medicine".  Pain News June

2023, Vol 21(2) 38 –40


Munglani R, Editor, Pain News, “Finding out WHO your pain parents are and how to deal with them NICE-ly” (Vol 20 No 2, June 2022)

Munglani R, Eyre G, Wilkinson P, “Consent, our memories and clinical record keeping”, Transmitter, biannual newsletter of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (Spring 2022)


Munglani R and Wilkinson P, “Important new FPM publication: practical pain management” Transmitter (Spring 2022)


Munglani R, “Finding wellness within illness – part 1: healing the healers”, Pain News, Vol 10 issue 1 pages 2-4 (March 2022)


Munglani R, Allder S, Agrawal N, “Chronic Pain in the Medicolegal Setting: Reframing the Narrative and the Discussion, Journal of Personal Injury Law, Issue 1 pages 7-13 (2022)


Munglani R and Wilkinson P, “Treating pain nicely: Part 3: caring for the individual in the crowd” Pain News, Vol 19 issue 4 pages 144-149 (December 2021)


Guirguis A, Martini L. Munglani R, “To prescribe or not to prescribe medical cannabis – that is the question?”, Pain News, Vol 19 issue 3 pages 98-102 (September 2021)


Munglani R and Wilkinson P, “Treating pain nicely: Part 2: the role of Archie Cochrane and distinguishing between the efficacy and efficiency of medical treatment” Pain News Vol 19 issue 2 pages 54-58 (June 2021)


Munglani R and Wilkinson P, “Treating pain nicely: Part 1: the unique nature of perception and towards effective utilitarianism” Pain News Vol 19 issue 1 pages 2-4 (March 2021)


Munglani R et al, Editorial Parts 1 and 2 “Wells not walls” and “Structure and culture, how to work together”, Pain News, Vol 18 issue 23 pages 118-124 (September 2020)


Letter to the the Times  published 14th September 2020.

Response to the NICE draft guidance for managing chronic pain in adults


Munglani R “Remembrance and loss in the time of corona”, Pain News, Vol 18 issue 2 pages 54-60 (June 2020)


Munglani R, “Adverse childhood events and adult chronic pain: Dealing with the ACEs that life has dealt you”, Pain News, Vol 18 issue 1 pages 3-9 (March 2020)


Munglani R and Coupe M, “Opioids: observing the pendulum of medical practice”, Pain News, Vol 17 issue 4 pages 170-176 (December 2019)


Stuart McKechnie QC et al, “Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims”, 2019


Munglani R, “The late visit and the unexpected visitor” Pain News, Vol 17 issue 3 pages 114-117 (September 2019)


Munglani R, “Why never to put marbles in the bottom of your chunky soup: (or how not to talk to your patients), Pain News Vol 17 issue 2 pages 61-63 (June 2019)


Munglani R, “The not so vital sign or why there is no stethoscope for pain”, Pain News Vol 17 Issue 1 pages 4-7 (March 2019)


Full list of recent articles and lectures by Dr Munglani here


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