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Referral Guidelines

 

Referral Guidelines

Our clinic has recently undergone major reconfiguration of services in line with the latest evidence from NICE on the management of persistent pain problems and the commissioning requirements of local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Our Nurses, Consultants, Psychologists and Therapists provide help to persons living with persistent pain. It is estimated that 1 in 5 of the population live with chronic pain so we will not be able to provide a service to everyone with pain.

We can target evidence-based treatment to those that will benefit most. This website should give further information on the specific treatments and services we provide.

We have a new referral form agreed with local CCGs which categorises patients into radicular pain (sciatica), persistent back pain, neuropathic (nerve damage) pain and other chronic pain with a marked level of distress and disability. This helps us target our service to those for whom the evidence shows there will be benefit.

Having decided that referral to the Pain Clinic is appropriate, a referral can be made by sending a completed referral form (as below) and a referral letter to the Outpatient Booking Department at the RUH in Bath.

BaNES CCG only:

BaNES Pain Referral Form

All other CCGs:

Pain Clinic Referral Form


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