The pain management programme (PMP) team work with people who have persistent pain to help people with persistent pain to get the most out of their lives.
Our main aim is to help patients make the transition of living in pain, to living with pain.
We will assess you and tailor the treatment for their individual needs. After a comprehensive assessment, we offer help including:
- Activity management
- Graded exercise
- Education on pain science.
We also help patients to manage worry, anxiety, stress and low mood.
This includes help for relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, sleep management and communication skills.
In our work we use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
One-to-one and group work
We work with you in a group, or on a one-to-one basis.
Both the individual and the group programmes aim to help people who have persistent pain to maximise their quality of life. The programmes also you to make their own informed choices about their future.
The group programme is run over six weeks, with three-monthly and yearly follow-ups. For people who complete the group programme, we offer regular drop-in support sessions and a quarterly newsletter.
Where do we see patients?
We can see you in clinics across Newcastle:
- Elswick Health Centre, Elswick
- Molineux Street NHS Centre, Byker
- Atkinson Road Clinic, Benwell
Our group pain management programme is held at a venue outside of hospital.
How can I be referred into the service?
You can access our service through the Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service.
Please visit www.tims.nhs.uk to complete a self-referral form.
Meet the team
The Pain Management Programme Team includes:
Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist
Leads the multidisciplinary team and the physiotherapists.
Lead Clinical Psychologist
Is the deputy team leader and leads the Clinical Psychologists.
See people to help with the emotional impact of persistent pain, and work with our physiotherapists.
Help with the physical impact of their persistent pain and work with the psychologists.
Supports the whole team.
Manages the admin tasks for the team.
Consults on medical issues for the team.
Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
For more information about the Pain Management Programme, contact:
Tel: 0191 213 8970
Pain Management Programme Team
Elswick Health Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne