Acute pain service

The patients we see are inpatients who have either had a surgical procedure or who are referred for advice on managing acute pain. We use up-to-date skills and knowledge for individual assessment and treatment. We work closely with the chronic pain service.

Services available
We utilise many methods in acute pain control including:

  • patient controlled analgesia (pumps)
  • epidural infusions
  • local anaesthetic infusions
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine

Different pain control methods:

  • cold therapy/ heat therapy
  • deep breathing exercise
  • distraction therapy
  • massage for relaxation
  • basic pain guidelines

Making an appointment
Patients are referred to us by any health care professional within the Trust. Patients can also self-refer. This service is for inpatients only.

How to contact us
Tel: 020 8510 7912