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Referrals from local MSK services, Secondary Care Services, and GP services
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.
Inclusion Criteria (summary)
Persistent pain for longer than 6 months
18 years or over
Local pathways and guidelines apply
Exclusion Criteria (summary)
17 years or under
Malignancy related pain
Acute psychiatric disorder
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 for those with significant hearing impairment or those that cannot engage via phone, focusing currently on self-management education.
• 18-hour pain management programmes, currently online.
• Evidence-based injection interventions if appropriate.
• 6 hour Pain Focused Sleep Management Programme
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