A number of transport strikes are due to take place in November and December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action is likely to take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Chronic pain service

Chronic pain describes pain that has lasted longer than expected. Sometimes chronic pain can be caused by illness or injury, but sometimes it occurs without a particular trigger. Our chronic pain team work to improve the quality of life in children with persistent pain by helping them to manage their pain, and reduce its effect on their daily life. This approach can lead to improved participation in activities and an improvement in the pain itself.

A team of doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists work together to create treatment plans that help children get back to doing things that are important to them. We work closely with other services to provide the best care possible for our patients with complex needs.

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 8479

Email: gst-tr.EvelinaChronicPain@nhs.net