Pain Management

The pain management service provides an inpatient, day case, and outpatient service to adults and children with acute and/or chronic pain.

It is a multi-disciplinary team providing a range of services in leading edge pain management. It comprises the following:

Pain management clinic

  • A regional centre for complex pain management procedures
  • Five consultants with sub-specialist interests – genito-urinary pain, facial pain, paediatric pain management and neuromodulation
  • A supporting team of specialist nurses, psychology and physiotherapy
  • An acute pain team providing clinical support to all in-patients – post-operative, trauma and non-surgical acute pain
  • A comprehensive education programme and placement opportunities for medical and nursing trainees
  • Satellite clinics at University Hospital of North Tees, Friarage Hospital Northallerton, and Stead Memorial at Redcar
  • Primary care pain clinics in Middlesbrough and Langbarugh PCT providing rapid access to specialist nurse pain management
  • A multi-disciplinary pain management programme to support patients in coping with long term pain conditions
  • An internationally renowned research centre involved in a range of clinical trials
The South Tees pain directorate is also supported by a local registered charity free from pain.

Services

The James Cook University Hospital

  • five consultant clinics per week
  • three sessions per week of day case procedures
  • two nurse-led review clinics per week
  • three nurse-led TENS clinic per week
  • fortnightly nurse-led implant review clinic
  • monthly paediatric pain clinic
  • monthly pain / neuro / psychology assessment clinic
  • two clinical psychology clinics per week
  • daily physiotherapy clinics
  • weekly pain management programme

Friarage Hospital

  • two consultant clinics per week
  • one session per week of day case procedures
  • one nurse-led TENS clinic

University Hospital of North Tees

  • two consultant clinics per week
  • one session per week of day case procedures
  • three nurse-led TENS clinic per week
  • one nurse-led review clinics per week
  • weekly pain management programme

Redcar Primary Care Hospital

  • one consultant clinic per week
  • one nurse-led TENS clinic per week
  • monthly nurse-led review clinic

The consultant team is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and admin and secretarial staff.

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