Chronic pain services

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 ‘nerve root’ 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

 

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 patient’s 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 Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey,
01932 722432

 

Patient Advice Enquiry

 

Pain Clinic/Pain Management Programme

This service is for people with a with a chronic pain condition who are currently under the care of the iMSK Pain Management Service at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust.

If you are not currently a patient of the iMSK Pain Management Service at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust please direct your enquiry to your GP.

For urgent medical advice you must contact your GP or attend your local Walk-In Centre or Accident & Emergency Department.

We will respond to your enquiry within four working days. Please note if you are requesting a response by telephone we will make up to three attempts to contact you.

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The Clinical Team

Dr Rose BLOCK,
Consultant Pain Specialist

GMC: 3108516

  • Abdominal pain, pelvic pain
  • Neuropathic and spinal pain
  • Chronic pain assessment and treatment
 
Dr Giancarlo CAMILLIERI,
Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine

GMC: 6025686

  • MDT Lead for Spine and Pain
  • Chronic pain
  • General adult anaesthetics

 

Dr Rajib DUTTA,
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

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

GMC: 4111603

  • MSK Associate Divisional Director
  • Pain Specialty Lead
  • Anaesthesia for trauma patients

 

Dr Andy KING,
Consultant in Pain Medicine

GMC: 3580774

  • Chronic pain assessment and treatment
  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for pain
  • Education and assessment of pain conditions
 
 

 

Specialist Nursing: Pain Management Services

  • Caroline Tyrrell
    Senior Nurse Specialist

  • 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. Peter’s Hospital
Chertsey

 

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 patients’ 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.