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.
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 formVersus 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”- https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9ety3iffx92sje/PersistentPainBooklet.pdf?dl=0
-“understanding pain” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3phB93rvl
“live well with pain”- https://livewellwith pain.co.uk/
“retrain pain” – https://www.retrainpain.org/
“Opioids for persistent pain” – Opioids for persistent pain