Dr Nathan Oliver

Dr Nathan Oliver

AT HOLYWOOD PRIVATE CLINIC WE UNDERSTAND THAT CHRONIC PAIN IS A DEBILITATING CONDITION THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE U.K.

With more than 4 out of 10 adults currently living in pain we are keen to help reduce peoples suffering and get them back on their feet.

Research shows Low Back Pain is ranked as the number 1 condition worldwide for years lost to disability.  The Chief Medical Officer has also found that 25% of people living with pain will lose their job as well as suffer from significant mental health issues.

At Holywood Private Clinic we have developed a Consultant delivered service which will assess and Manage your pain no matter what form it takes. During your initial consultation our specialist, Dr. Nathan Oliver, will see and assess patients with all forms of pain, classically:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine (Botox Injection)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Widespread Pain

As well as a variety of other pain conditions.

Treatments can range from prescription medication to x-ray/Ultrasound guided injection therapies or radiofrequency denervation.

Dr. Nathan Oliver specialises in the management of all forms of Persistent Pain and has a particular interest in Back Pain, Sciatica, Joint Pain and Migraine.

Dr. Oliver graduated with a medical degree from Queen’s University in 2011. Whilst there he attained a Fulbright Scholarship in leadership from University of Pennsylvania/Drexel as well as the Oscar Reginald Lewis Wilson scholarship from the Royal College of Physicians and was selected to study for an intercalated degree in Public Health, graduating from a Masters in Public Health with commendation.

Following training in General Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine he was selected into the Anaesthetics training programme where he undertook further study and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. He pursued a specialist interest in Pain Medicine throughout his anaesthetic training and undertook a Fellowship in Pain Medicine where he learned enhanced management of pain including fluoroscopically guided procedures and Ultrasound guided injections. During this time he studied for and was admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists, London.

Dr. Oliver currently predominately practices as a Consultant in the Chronic Pain Department Ulster Hospital, Dundonald. Having won multiple University and National championships in Rowing and Water-polo, he is now predominantly a bad golfer. However he firmly believes holistic pain management should facilitate an active and enjoyable lifestyle!

Jessica Melville

Jessica Melville

Jessica is a fully qualified and registered (HCPC, RCOT) Mental Health Occupational Therapist and has worked in various settings within mental health in the NHS for over 15yrs, providing assessments and supporting the management of mental illness. Jessica has worked within the Community Mental Health Teams, Mental Health Services for Older People and on the Psychiatric Ward. For the past 6 years her work has been within the Acute Community Home Treatment Team providing acute care, completing comprehensive mental health assessments and managing high levels of risk with a focus on positive risk taking. Jessica has developed her skills in Vocational Rehabilitation following postgraduate training with her work in Condition Management which focuses on enabling people experiencing both physical and mental ill health to return to work. She has a certificate in Cognitive Therapy with additional CPD training in Case Formulation, Behavioural Family Work, and Distress Tolerance. Jessica also specialises in the use of Standardised MOHO Assessment Tools and Sensory work which is an effective and innovative technique used to help adults manage their emotions and connect with the physiological aspects of our bodies responses to distress.

SHARON RUTHERFORD

SHARON RUTHERFORD

Sharon is a fully qualified and registered (BASW, NISCC) Mental Health Social Worker with over 21yrs working in acute Mental Health within the local Health Service. As a trained Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, she has been qualified as an Approved Mental Health Social Worker (16rys) with a key role under Mental Health Legislation, providing emergency assessments for hospital admissions if needed. Sharon continues to Chair panels for the implementation of the new legislation the Mental Capacity Act. Sharon has worked across a range of Mental Health Services within the South Eastern Trust including Community Mental Health Teams, Mental Health Assessment Centre, Home Treatment Team and also with emergency services providing rapid responses to mental health needs throughout the night. Sharon has worked to support those struggling with their mental health across all ages and sectors of the community.  Sharon is skilled in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of Mental Illness, managing risks in a positive manner and providing a wide range of therapeutic interventions with CPD training in Distress Tolerance, Behavioural Family Therapy, low intensity CBT and perinatal support. Her interventions include both talking therapies and practical supports to manage current symptoms and promote recovery. Sharon has managed several teams with a drive and passion to motivate and enable staff regarding self-care and mental wellbeing.