Coronavirus: pain service update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.
Who can be referred
Pain management will accept adults (18 years and over) with chronic pain (over three months) that is refractory to standard analgesia or interventions by other specialties.
This includes pain stemming from rheumatological, orthopaedic, gynaecological, haematological and neurological conditions. Also chronic pain following surgery and of unknown aetiology.
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)
How to refer
NHS GP referrals
All NHS GP referrals must be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.
Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility through e-RS.
Non GP and tertiary referrals
Please send your referral to the address above or email gst-tr.PainReferralsandAdmin@nhs.net.
To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.
To refer a patient to the residential pain management programme, please see the specific INPUT pain referral page.