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Pain clinics

People with chronic pain may be able to attend a specialist Pain Clinic for assessment and possible pain management, together with advice on living a fuller life in spite of pain.

Pain Clinics vary in the treatments offered and not all hospitals may have a specific pain clinic. Sometimes a Consultant with an interest in pain will prescribe drugs or give injections to try to control pain. Other clinics have teams of doctors, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and others.

To find your nearest pain clinic, please click here to access the 'Find a clinic' page.

Patient Advice Liaison Services (PALS)
Every PCT has a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) whose job it is to provide information and advice on patient services provided in your area. To find your local PALS, please visit: http://www.pals.nhs.uk/members/officeSearch.aspx where you will be able to search by hospital, town or postcode.

The National Audit of Pain Services
The National Audit of Pain Services has been initiated to collect detailed data on pain services. The three year study aims to improve NHS services for people affected by chronic pain and will establish a national collection system which will enable services to monitor performance, share data, feedback and consensus of interested parties. Areas of data collection will include: patient case mix, demographics, diagnosis, treatments, assessment of condition severity and patient outcomes. Please click here to access the 'Find a clinic' page.





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