Pain Management Service
OUTPATIENTS - CHRONIC - PAIN
Living with pain can be a challenge. Pain can take many forms – from the short term to chronic, long-term pain. We can give you the tools to help you manage your pain, improve your quality of life and help you do the things you love to do.
We know that pain can affect the whole you so your treatment plan may be a combination of:
- talking therapies
We may be able to suggest adjustments to your life, which can make your pain easier to manage, too.
If you have any general questions about your care, call us on 01708 503 488. We’re available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you need to leave a message, we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
Your first appointment
Usually, your family doctor or GP will refer you to us. Your first appointment will be with one of our consultants. Before we can work up a treatment plan, we’ll need to understand:
- the level of your pain
- the origin and development of your pain
- any previous treatment and investigations you’ve had
We know that pain can have a huge effect on your life, so we’ll also ask you how it affects your:
- daily activities
- emotional well-being.
Our lead consultant is Dr Daniel Oshodi
- Dr Ben Huntley
- Dr Marta Londono Parra
- Dr Muhammad Ather
You may also see
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Our Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) offer information, advice, and support about your pain. We work with you, your GP or your consultants to:
- set treatment plans
- make sure your medications are working as intended.
Some of our CNSs are non-medical prescribers, which means they can prescribe and adjust your medication where necessary.
If you have any questions about your care, call us on 01708 435000 ext 3605.
Our physiotherapists will work with you to improve your movement and function in a safe way that won’t cause you any further harm.
You can call our physio team on 01708 435000 ext 3607.
It may be difficult to see life beyond your pain, so our psychologists can give you the tools to help you emotionally cope with your chronic pain. We use a wide range of therapies, including:
- cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
- acceptance commitment therapy (ACT)
- solution focused therapy
You can call us on 01708 435000 ext 3606.
Multidisciplinary (MDT) co-ordinator
Our MDT co-ordinator is our main liaison with other teams and departments. They also help us to organise MDT meetings.
You can call our MDT co-ordinator on 01708 435000 ext 3478.
If you have a planned admission to the day surgery unit and need to confirm your date please ring 01708 504 350.