Pain Management

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

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 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 722730 (option 4)

GP Hotline

  • 01932 722394

 

The Clinical Team

Dr Rose BLOCK

Dr Rose BLOCK, Consultant Pain Specialist

GMC: 3108516

PA: 01932 726674 / 6675 / 6676 / 227201932 722117

Abdominal pain, pelvic pain
Neuropathic and spinal pain
Chronic pain assessment and treatment

 

Dr Giancarlo CAMILLIERI

Dr Giancarlo CAMILLIERI, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine

GMC: 6025686

PA: 01932 726674 / 6675 / 6676 / 2272

MDT Lead for Spine and Pain
Chronic pain
General adult anaesthetics

 

Dr Rajib DUTTA

Dr Rajib DUTTA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

GMC: 5194841

PA: 01932 726674 / 6675 / 6676 / 2272

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

Dr Ian HART, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine

GMC: 4111603

PA: 01932 726674 / 6675 / 6676 / 2272

MSK Associate Divisional Director
Pain Specialty Lead
Anaesthesia for trauma patients

 

Dr Andy KING, Consultant in Pain Medicine

GMC: 3580774

PA: 01932 726674 / 6675 / 6676 / 2272

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

Dan Hull
Nurse Specialist

Ian Todd
Senior Nurse Specialist

Victoria Woolger
Nurse Specialist

Telephone helpline (answer phone):
01932 722730 (option 4)

Contact Address:
Pain Management Service
Nightingale House
St. Peter’s 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 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.