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Our aim is to support you and work with you to find ways to improve your quality of life and in spite of your persistent pain, to live as independent a life as you would wish.
An introduction to the service is detailed in this leaflet.
All the available service options from the Somerset Community Pain Management Service can be found in this download.
What does this involve?
Mind and body approach to life experiences and learning to live with pain. It can help in managing difficult situations.
When is this appropriate?
You may prefer working online rather than one-to-one
When you feel confident to work on your own.
What do I need to consider?
Do I have access to a computer and an email address?
Do I enjoy/prefer learning on line?
Am I really motivated to work in this way?
How many sessions does this involve?
This is 4-week course programme.
An eight week course facilitated by Pain Management Specialists, covering a number of themes.
Ask your specialist for more information and a leaflet.
You will find this course useful if you need more information to help you understand your long-term pain and to develop your confidence and skills to move forward with your life. If you value working with other people living with long-term pain in a group format and if you feel ready to make changes in your lifestyle and approach to living with pain.
You will need to be able to travel to the location and commit to all 8 sessions in order to gain maximum benefit from the programme.
This can be used alongside your meetings with your pain specialist or any of the other services we offer. It provides online information, self-management tools and the ability to communicate with others in the Somerset Community Pain Management Service who are managing persistent pain.
At any time but especially when you feel confident to work on your own.
This is open ended; you can use it during the sessions with us and after you have been discharged.
A package of 24 steps supporting you to manage your pain.
A 24-step programme to be completed within 6-8 weeks.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED
Our bookings and admin team are now based at:
Dene Barton Community Hospital
Dene Rd, Cotford St Luke,
For appointment enquires please call: 01823 343151
For administration enquiries please call: 01823 344147
Specialist in Pain Management
Have a look at the links below for information about the service and the way it operates.
This is a PDF document for you to download or print out providing essential information about the Somerset Community Pain Management Service.
If you are booked into the Day Surgery Centre for a Nerve Root or Epidural Injection, this PDF leaflet provides the information you will need about such things as what will happen, what to bring on the day and about side effects etc.
You will have up to 20 minutes on your first appointment. You are welcome to bring a family member or a friend with you.
What happens after the appointment?
A further appointment, if required, will be made by the receptionist on the day or sent to you by post. Any other outcomes/referral to other members of the team will be discussed at that appointment. We will send you a letter outlining what was discussed and a copy will be sent to your Doctor.
What do we know?
People tell us about the different ways pain affects their lives. Some of these Include:
For registered users
How do I register?
If you have been referred to the Somerset Community Pain Management Service and have received your first appointment letter, you will have been given access to Patients Online at the same time and told how to register. You can do this at Register, below.
If you've received your first appointment letter but are unable to register on the platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for our Patients online service
Get information, take action and be supported
Join our online community of other people managing pain with the Somerset Community Pain Management Service