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Pain Management - Chronic Pain


Services Provided
Persistent pain leads to loss of physical, social, and emotional well-being. Sufferers are likely to make disproportionately high demands on health care resources.

The consultant members of the Pain Management Department help many sufferers of persistent pain by offering:
  • A full biopsychosocial assessment including red flag symptoms and signs investigated when appropriate, and recognition of blue flag psychological signs
     
  • Education and support
     
  • Rationalisation of medication to maximize pain relief whilst reducing side effects and interactions
     
  • Evidence based interventions to reduce the severity of pain including facet joint injections and radio-frequency denervations for low back Ďnerve rootí and neck pain, epidurals for pain and stenotic pain, nerve blocks and pulsed radiofrequency treatment for neuropathic pain, soft tissue, muscle, and joint injections, sympathetic nerve blocks for complex regional pain syndromes after surgery or trauma
     
  • Optimisation of self-management
     
  • Access to the multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme including: Medical Consultant, Clinical Health Psychologists, Physiotherapist and Nurse Specialist
     
Clinics are available throughout the week via Choose and Book, written or e-mailed referrals. For further information please telephone 01932 722645

Pain Management Programmes (PMP)
After referral patients are invited to attend an introductory session. At multi-disciplinary assessment the patient and clinicians will decide together whether PMP represents the best next step in the patientís treatment pathway. After this, patient may attend an appropriate programme.

Outcomes include increased levels of fitness and physical function, less reliance on medication and aids, improvement in mood and relationships, and fewer contacts with primary and secondary care health services.
Pain Management Service, Nightingale House,
St Peterís Hospital, Chertsey,
01932 722432

Clinical Team
Dr Rose BLOCK, Consultant Pain Specialist
Details Special interests
GMC: 3108516

Tel: 01932 722599
Abdominal pain, pelvic pain

Neuropathic and spinal pain

Chronic pain assessment and treatment

Dr Giancarlo CAMILLIERI, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine
Details Special interests
GMC: 6025686 MDT Lead for Spine and Pain

Chronic pain

General adult anaesthetics

Dr Rajib DUTTA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Details Special interests
GMC: 5194841 Specialises in Regional Anaesthesia for Upper limb and Lower limb procedures.

Uses Multimodal and multidisciplinary approach in Pain Management.

Treats patient with back and leg pain and member of MDT spinal team.

Is part of MDT Gynaecology and Colorectal team in managing pelvic pain.

Dr Ian HART, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine
Details Special interests
GMC: 4111603

Tel: 01932 722579
MSK Associate Divisional Director

Pain Specialty Lead

Anaesthesia for trauma patients

Dr Andy KING, Consultant in Pain Medicine
Details Special interests
GMC: 3580774

Tel: 01932 722645
Chronic pain assessment and treatment

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for pain

Education and assessment of pain conditions

Specialist Nursing: Chronic Pain Management Service
Caroline Tyrrell
Senior Nurse Specialist
Tel: 01932 722579 / 722645

Dan Hull
Nurse Specialist

Ian Todd
Senior Nurse Specialist

Victoria Woolger
Nurse Specialist


Telephone helpline (answer phone): 01932 723998


Contact Address:

Pain Management Service
Nightingale House
St. Peterís Hospital
Chertsey
Chronic Pain Management Service

Offers a variety of services to complement the medical consultants and other members of the interdisciplinary team. This includes the following:

A number of nurse led clinics per week across site providing:
  • Review appointments to advise on further care and medication plans
  • Analgesic medication reviews
  • Support to develop a self management approach to managing persistent pain
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

The aim is to relieve the patientsí pain and disability, but where relief of pain is not possible then our aim is to provide appropriate support and advice to help the patient manage and cope with their pain.