Coronavirus: pain service update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.
Pain Management Centre
Ground floor, Gassiott House
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
How to make a referral
GP referrals are only accepted from these clinical commissioning groups (CCGs):
- NHS Lambeth CCG
- NHS Southwark CCG
- NHS Bexley CCG
- NHS Bromley CCG
- NHS Lewisham CCG
- NHS Greenwich CCG (now South East London CCG)
- NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG (under North West London CCG from April 2021)
All GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book).
Referrals sent to the nhs.net mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.
Tertiary referrals can be emailed to gst-tr.PainReferralsandAdmin@nhs.net.
Referrals are screened by a consultant doctor to determine suitability.
We now have a fast-track cluster headache clinic. For more information please read the referral information below.
Referrals for the fast-track cluster headache clinic
This fortnightly clinic is for patients with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of cluster headache who are currently in bout (or expecting to be very soon).
If the patient is already under the care of a headache specialist elsewhere, they can only be referred to our fast-track clinic if they are unable to get an appointment to see their usual consultant in the next month.
We will see them for a one-off appointment to provide interim advice or treatment until they can see their usual headache specialist.
To refer to our fast-track cluster headache clinic:
Our nurse specialist will contact the patient and, if appropriate, the patient will be offered an appointment within 2 weeks.