This video explains the Pain Team Service. If you are considering self-referral through your GP support, then do please click to watch.
Due to the current guidance from NHS England, related to the Covid-19 pandemic, all appointments with the Pain Team have been placed on hold. We will be in contact with patients who have already been referred to us, in order to offer an appointment, when the service is back up and running again and we have been given permission to book patients in.
In the meantime we will be offering a limited service providing specific advice and guidance relating to patients who are currently being supported by the pain team and general advice and guidance regarding any other pain related queries you may have e.g. medications, self-management, online resources etc.
The number to call for the above service is 01271 337820 where you will be able to leave a voice message and the email to contact is firstname.lastname@example.org . We will do our best to reply to all enquiries in a prompt manner Monday to Friday however please be aware that there may be a delay in the time it takes to respond.
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Northern Devon Healthcare Trust Pain Team
The Persistent Pain Service is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Pain Consultants (Anaesthetists), Physiotherapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist.
The main aim of the service is not to treat the pain directly but about teaching our patients skills and strategies which they can develop and use to manage their pain more effectively. We aim to improve our patients physical function, fitness and emotional wellbeing. Most patients are managed in this way, however there are always certain patients who benefit from a medical review and possible intervention with the Pain Consultants.