The Bury Integrated Pain Service is a service for people who have long-standing problems with pain. It aims to help patients to manage their pain as well as possible and return to their usual activities. Clinicians from several different professions work together with patients to make sure that they get the most appropriate care and meet their goals.
Following a detailed assessment, patients will be offered the services that are most appropriate to their individual condition. This may include medication review, specialist pain physiotherapy, pain-focused psychological treatment, mental health support, acupuncture or interventional procedures, such as radiofrequency denervation. Not all treatment will be appropriate for all patients, so the services you are offered will depend on the type of pain that you are experiencing. In addition, we will liaise with any other services that you are under to try and ensure that your treatment is co-ordinated with other healthcare teams.
Your first assessment will last approximately one hour. This will help to identify the different factors that may be contributing to your pain. This will allow us to tailor treatment towards your needs. Currently, initial appointments are face-to-face, however, if you would prefer a telephone or video consultation this a can also be arranged. Please bring a list of current medications to your appointment so that we can assess whether any different medications might be helpful for you. Following your assessment your clinician will agree a treatment plan with you and follow up appointments will be arranged. These can also be done either face-to-face or via telephone or video link.
Referrals can be made via the Bury CCG single point of access.