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.

Pain management

We provide both acute pain and chronic pain services.

Acute pain service

Acute pain is mild to severe, short-term pain. Our acute pain service helps children in pain who are staying in Evelina London Children's Hospital, often following surgery. We also see inpatients who have not had surgery, but are suffering from severe short-term pain.

Find out more about our acute pain service.

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.

Find out more about our chronic pain service.