Chronic pain

Our chronic pain teams offer a range of treatments and interventions to help people with chronic pain to self-manage their symptoms.

we have two teams offering pain management for patients, one based in hospital and one out in the community.

Community chronic pain service

ChronicPainTeam

Traditionally people with chronic pain were seen once every three months and given anaesthetics via injection. This service aims to help people self-manage their pain and reduce their reliance on medication. Our team consists of an anaesthetist, physiotherapist, psychologist and an occupational therapist. Patients are given a pain management plan which addresses their physical, psychological and social needs.

The service offers a wide range of treatments and interventions which are tailored to each individual’s needs including support on returning to work, access to equipment, psychological therapy, strength-improving exercises, pacing and relaxation.

AQP service

The Trust has been awarded ‘Any Qualified Provider’ status for this service, which means it has been assessed and approved as meeting the required standards and qualities to provide the service. It means that patients needing to be referred can choose from a list of AQP providers in the region, based on what’s important to them – perhaps one that is closer to home, has a shorter waiting list or better outcomes.

Referrals

People who have suffered from chronic pain for three months or more can be referred to the service by their GP, as long as they meet the access criteria.

Contact us

Community chronic pain team

Monarch House
Queensway Industrial Estate
Arkwright Way
Scunthorpe
DN16 1AL

Hospital service

On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area and the clinic nurse will ask you to complete a questionnaire that will determine the level of pain you are experiencing.

You may require an x-ray or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. X-Rays may be done on the day of your appointment. The MRI scan will not be carried out during this consultation; a later date will be given.

You may be offered an injection into a painful area; this will be carried out during your consultation. You may also be offered injections under x-ray control; all treatment options will be explained so you can make an informed choice.

Contact us

Grimsby

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scartho Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN33 2BA
03033 306534

Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BH
03033 306534

Goole and District Hospital

Goole and District Hospital
Woodland Avenue
Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6RX
03033 306534

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