We aim to improve the quality of lives of our patients by controlling, reducing and where possible, curing their pain. We work in partnership with our patients, encouraging them to actively participate in the decision making process regarding their treatments.
The Pain Clinic is consultant-led, working with an excellent team of nurses and advanced pain trainees. The Pain Clinic works closely with the Pain Management Service who offer support from specialist physiotherapists, pain psychologists and occupational therapists.
The Pain Service as a whole works closely with Primary Care teams, the spinal and musculoskeletal assessment services, orthopaedic and spinal surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists and rheumatologists. Through this joined approach, we formulate a management plan that addresses the physical as well as the emotional well-being of our patients.
Our approach to care is personalised and we provide the support needed to encourage independence.
The aim of the Pain Service is to:
- provide a joined up, multi-professional patient specific assessment of your pain and put in place an individual management plan, enabling you to lead a more normal life with reduced disability.
- develop an individual management plan with the appropriate support required to live a fuller life in spite of pain.
- There may be different medications or treatments that can help to relive pain to some extent, but even if this is an option many people still need help to manage their pain optimally so that they can Increase social and physical functioning with reduced disability.
- We work to support both you and your GP to manage your pain with an aim to develop the best possible quality of life.