Pain Pathway and CFS/ME Service
Our multi-professional pain management team have brought together a list of online accessible links and further reading to support people living with persistent pain and CFS/ME, their families and carers.
These resources do not replace a medical diagnosis for symptoms of on-going pain or persistent fatigue and should not be used for this purpose. They are useful sources of information before your first appointment with a Pain Pathway clinician, and can be used to support on-going self-learning and long-term condition management.
Please click here if you need to contact the PICS Pain & CFS Service
Provided for people registered to GP practices within, Nottingham West, Nottingham North and East, Rushcliffe, Newark and Sherwood, and Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Newark and Sherwood
Nottingham North and East
Mansfield and Ashfield
An innovative community pathway where a multidisciplinary team of specialist clinicians help patients with spinal and other persistent pain conditions, as well as patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), to get the right diagnosis and treatment, manage their symptoms better and improve their quality of life.
The service provides holistic patient centred care within a biopsychosocial framework, with individual treatment or group work, depending on the needs of the patient. A highly skilled cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) provides supervision for all staff working with local substance misuse services and IAPT providers to ensure the mental wellbeing of our patients is looked after. Regular medication reviews take place to optimise analgesia. There is access to a complex opioid clinic that provides a link to substance misuse services.
It is the first chronic pain service in the UK to employ a wellbeing practitioner to facilitate the self care part of the pathway. The wellbeing practitioner promotes self-management, forged partnerships with local voluntary groups, undertaken goal setting, exercise referral schemes and weight loss programmes.
The pain pathway is underpinned by an experienced administration team, which network with other healthcare colleagues, including the GP practices, pharmacists and physiotherapists. The team arrange the numerous clinics (see below) helping ensure cases are seen as soon as possible and closer to home.
The service has resulted in:-
- More chronic pain management cases provided in the local community, with referrals to hospital greatly reduced.
- Increased use of physiotherapy, exercise and psychological therapies in the care of pain management
- 50% reduction in the use of injections and reduced prescriptions of drugs
- Waiting times have been reduced by a third during 2018.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Service
For more information please click here – PICS Community CFS ME leaflet
The services can be accessed via your local GP. To know more about the pain service please contact 03000 830 000 option 1 or option 5 for more information about the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) service.
If you are a patient and have attended the Community Pain Pathway recently and would like to leave feedback regarding this service, please click on the link below to the Pain Pathway Friends and Family questionnaire.
The pain service is currently provided from a wide range of venues across Nottinghamshire. The venues are listed below.
Eastwood Primary Care Centre, Eastwood
Newthorpe Medical Centre, Newthorpe
Oaks Medical Centre, Beeston
Hickings Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford
Castle Healthcare Practice, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford
Bay Therapy Centre, Lady Bay, West Bridgford
Highcroft Surgery, Arnold town centre
Magnolia Therapy Centre, Mansfield Road, Carrington
Bulwell Riverside Health Centre, Bulwell
Hucknall Orthopaedics – Hucknall
Balderton Primary Care Centre, Balderton
Abbey Medical Group, Blidworth
Kirkby Primary Care Centre, Kirkby in Ashfield
Forest Medical, Rosemary Health Centre, Mansfield
Southwell Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic , Southwell
Crown Medical Centre, Forest Town
Brierley Park Medical Centre, Huthwaite
Nottingham Road Clinic, Mansfield
Rushcliffe Arena – Wellbeing Practitioner only
Pain Management Programme Patient Testimonial
Leisure Centre Groups
Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham
Kimberley Leisure Centre
Redhill Leisure Centre
Pain Management Groups
Carnegie Civic & Community Centre, Stapleford
Arnold Methodist Church
Fiveways Community Centre, Edwards Lane, Nottingham
Middle Street Resource Centre Beeston
West Park Pavilion, West Bridgford
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Group
Sherwood Methodist Church