Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3315 8023h.laycock




3.41Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





I am a Clinical Lecturer in Pain Medicine, Advanced Pain Medicine Fellow and Speciality Registrar (ST7) in Anaesthesia. I am the national trainee representative for the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists.

I was awarded an Imperial College Wellcome Research Fellowship in August 2013 and completed an NIHR portfolio study and a PhD in somatosensory and metabolic profiling of experimental burn injury associated pain models. I held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in the department of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care at Imperial College. I graduated from Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (MBBS) in 2005 and have a BSc in Psychology, Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience from Imperial College. My clinical training has been within the London Deanery and anaesthetic training within the Imperial School of Anaesthesia.

I am an assistant editor with Anaesthesia Cases and was the first Anaesthesia Journal Trainee Fellow, holding the post between September 2013 – 2014. I am active in trainee collaborative research and having been a founding member and vice chair of PLAN (Pan-London Perioperative Audit and Research Network, I am currently a regional lead for North West Thames.

My current acute pain research interests are in burn injury associated pain and chronic pain research interests relate to diabetic neuropathy.



Laycock HC, Rajah A, Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article, British Journal of Medical Practitioners, ISSN:1757-8515

Bantel C, Laycock HC, 2018, Between evidence and commerce - the case of sufentanil sublingual tablet systems, Anaesthesia, Vol:73, ISSN:0003-2409, Pages:143-147

Kemp HI, Bantel C, Gordon F, et al., 2017, Pain Assessment in INTensive care (PAINT): an observational study of physician-documented pain assessment in 45 intensive care units in the United Kingdom, Anaesthesia, Vol:72, ISSN:0003-2409, Pages:737-748

Laycock H, Bantel C, 2016, Objective Assessment of Acute Pain, Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2155-6148


Wickham A, The quality of intraoperative cerebral protection in the elderly: an audit of London practice, AAGBI WSM 2014, Wiley: 12 months, ISSN:1365-2044

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