Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service
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Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Who we are
We are a multi-disciplinary team of expert chronic pain clinicians helping patients manage their long-term pain in outpatient clinics across east Kent, Swale and west Kent. We accept referrals from outside this area for patients who are prepared to travel.
What we do
Based on information provided in your referral letter, senior clinicians will triage you to the branch of the pain services where your needs might be best met.
This might be an assessment in secondary care regarding suitability for a possible pain-reducing procedure or the holistic approach of the community chronic pain service.
This may include making the best use of your medication, therapies other than medication, psychological therapies, and pain education. The two services work in collaboration with each other and patients may be referred across from one to the other where needed.
For those patients with hereditary connective tissue disorders, you might be reassured to know that we are part of the Kent Hypermobility Network and that several of our clinicians are EDS ECHO trained.
How do you use this service?
You should be referred by GP, consultant or other health care professional, please see referral guidelines attached. Triage will be based upon the information provided.
Patients who have previously been seen by the community service can get in touch with the team directly if within one year of discharge.
Newly accepted patients
Please see our Pain Education Session section and insert the password you received in the post when asked to do so.