Community Pain Management Service

0800 048 5302

Connect Health Pain Services

PhysioNow self-referral is not currently available in this service, please speak to your GP to refer.

Please note that calls will be charged at your standard network rate.

If you have a query about your appointment, you can access our Patient FAQs here.

Patients are referred into Durham Pain Management pathway by their GP.

Our Durham Services

What we provide in your area:

  • Pain Services
  • Our community pain team is made up of specialist physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, nurse specialists, specialist occupational therapists, CBT therapists, and health trainers. Everyone specialises in persistent pain and works closely as a team to support people living with pain. Our team will help you find ways to manage your pain and lead a better quality of life. They can help you start doing more of what matters to you without making the pain worse and to manage flare-ups. The team can also support you with the psychological challenges of living with pain.

    As well as one to one support from our team of experts as named above, we offer:

    • Individual Self-management appointments
    • CBT and other psychologically informed sessions
    • Telephone medication reviews

    All above available as either telephone or video calls. Face to face appointments arranged as required.

    • 18-hour and 6-hour pain management programmes, currently online.

    Patients referred into the service requiring consultant anaesthetist led intervention can be referred onwards to Tier 3 (hospital based) Pain Clinic services.

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Information & Resources

Meet your Durham team

Hal Brace

Operations Manager

Christopher Shepherdson

Clinical Specialist

Stevie Cartmill

Deputy team lead

Stacey Field

Clinical Specialist

Kevin Dewell


Johanna Stapley

Clinical Psychologist

Lisa Herron

Clinical Specialist


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Patient Resources

Ongoing support
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Waiting Well

Supporting you whilst you wait for your appointment
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