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Pain Management requires referral from MSK and GP services locally
MSK services require GP referral
The orthopaedic multi-disciplinary team is led by specialist consultants for each of the sub-specialities – Spinal, Upper and Lower Limb, Foot and Ankle. The Connect Manchester team comprises of surgeons, orthopaedic physicians, extended scope practitioners, allied health professionals (physiotherapy and podiatry) and nurses. A patient can expect to receive a compassionate and evidence-based approach to their assessment and treatment. Where possible the patient will attend clinic and the diagnosis and treatment will commence on the same day. Diagnostic scanning (including MRI) will be provided prior to the consultations, where clinically indicated and the results available to the clinicians when they see the patient to help diagnose and treat them. The clinical pathways that we use fully support a conservative approach to treatment and life-style clinics and various options will be discussed with the patient. If a patient requires surgical intervention we will seamlessly transfer all results and reports to the choice of hospital to avoid duplicating tests and investigations. Please note that under current circumstances a majority of appointments are offered as telephone calls and video calls to protect both the safety of patients and staff. Face to Face appointments arranged in circumstances that require them.
Our community pain teams are made up of pain consultants, specialist physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, nurse specialists, specialist occupational therapists, CBT therapists, GP’s and pharmacists. 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 emotional impact 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 • Medication reviews All above available as either telephone or video calls. Face to face appointments arranged as required. • 18-hour pain management programmes, currently online. • Evidence-based injection interventions if appropriate.
Regional Contract Manager
Regional Clinical Lead
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