Chronic Pain

In recent years medical research evidence has pointed to the harmful effects of long term opiate use in non-cancer pain. Therefore, we are running monthly chronic pain review clinics to help patients look for alternative ways of managing their pain.

There are a number of alternative ways of managing chronic pain and some of these options are listed below.

We have enclosed information leaflets too.


GP consultation

First Contact Physiotherapist [based in Donaghadee Health Centre]

Self referral to physio in Ards

Hospital based pain clinics

SETrust community pain clinic – 1 to 1 consultation via zoom currently – GP/First Contact Physio referral

Versus Arthritis pain clinics – 1hr per week for 6 weeks via zoom or 1 to 1 face to face consultations for those who cannot use zoom. – This is a self-referral service and forms can be collected from Donaghadee health centre front desk.

See attached form Versus Arthritis pain clinic

Peninsula Healthy Living, Kircubbin, community pain clinic 02842739021– GP/First Contact Physio referral Peninsula

Helpful online resources- “turning down the volume on pain”-

“Understanding pain”

“live well with pain”- https://livewellwith

retrain pain” –

Opioids for persistent pain”Opioids for persistent pain