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Community Pain Management

The Pain Management Service provides support, education and short-term pain management treatment for patients with chronic pain. We encourage patients to take control and self-manage their pain in a safe, supportive and professional environment.  

Access to the service is by referral only. This could be via your GP, Physiotherapist or other health care professional.

Pleaes note: Patients who have completed their treatment can self-refer for maintenance treatment or advice within 6 months of discharge.

Referral Criteria:
  • 18 years old or over.
  • Experienced pain for more than 3 months, although less than 3 months will be accepted if there is a risk of the pain becoming chronic.
  • Diagnosis of chronic, non-malignant pain.
  • Not already receiving pain management care
Service Exclusion Criteria:
  • Patients with a Musculoskeletal (MSK) condition who have not been triaged by Community MSK Services
  • Acute pain / pain less than 3 months duration unless there is a risk of the pain becoming chronic.
  • Known / suspected pathology requiring further investigation.
  • Pre-natal back pain / pelvic pain.
  • Patients under the age of 18.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (unless the main symptom is pain).
  • Palliative pain.

Pain Management have a Digital Prescriber available to those patients referred to our service. The Digital Prescriber role is patient facing and hands on. The aim of the Digital Prescriber will be to:

  • Support patients to access and utilise digital technology which will benefit their health
  • Help patients to improve their digital skills
  • Help patients to understand how digital can benefit them
  • Provide patients with a fully informed choice; having the ability to choose to access health care online because they are digitally included
  • Identify gaps in ability to access appropriate technology