About Us

The Joint Pain Practice was founded to help people with painful osteoarthritis to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. We specialise in providing high quality, effective and safe low-dose radiotherapy treatments.

Dr Richard Shaffer is a leading expert in benign radiotherapy, having successfully treated over 2500 patients with radiotherapy for benign conditions. However, his impact goes far beyond individual patient care, having played a crucial role in training and mentoring fellow physicians and as President of the International Organisation for Radiotherapy for Benign Conditions (www.iorbc.com).

Why Choose Us?

How to find us

Initial consultations are available in Nottingham, London, or Guildford for your convenience. And for the treatment itself, we have centres across the UK in places like Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Elstree, Chelmsford, Bristol, Windsor, Guildford, Maidstone, Southampton, and Portsmouth.

Patient Reviews

“Had the pleasure of a consultation with Dr Richard Shaffer today. What an incredible man, informative and so caring. Someone who actually took me seriously. Left his office feeling so positive.”

Mrs TG, Bristol

“I was extremely impressed with my consultation and follow up with Dr Shaffer. He is friendly, helpful and demonstrates great expertise in his field, as well as being more than generous with his time.”​

Mrs HC, London

“A thoroughly professional service from consultation to treatment and follow up. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for the team who have dealt with me and would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you.”​

MB, Guildford