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Dr James Forbes


Dr James Forbes

Anaesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr Forbes is a dual specialist in Pain medicine and Anaesthesia. He originally completed his medical training in the UK through the University of Bristol before migrating to Australia after resident years. Working in Australia, he has since gained his anaesthetic fellowship in 2018, and subsequently, pain fellowship in 2021. He has been diligent to maintain practice in both specialities as there is a large cross over and transfer of skill between the two specialities.

He strives to deliver a high standard of care to my patients. Pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach, with the best outcomes requiring attention, not just to the disease process or injury but also the psychological and social aspects of the patient. He believes in the importance of excellent communication with both patents and other medical practitioners, and endeavors in providing evidence based, peer reviewed medical care for all patients.

James is trained in interventional pain management techniques such as nerve blocks, pulsed radiofrequency, radiofrequency neurotomy and neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. He is also fully recognised and endorsed by the faculty of pain medicine for procedural intervention.

He has a particular interest in neurostimulation, helping people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain, persistent post-surgical pain, persistent musculoskeletal and back pain. James consults at Northern Beaches Pain Management at Northern Beaches Hospital and various other sites across northern beaches in Sydney, NSW.

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Northern Beaches Hospital


105 Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest