About the acute pain service

The Christie Pain Service began in August 2002. The initial focus was the management of acute post-operative pain. Due to the success of the pain service in managing acute post-operative pain & increased awareness of the pain service within the Trust.

There has been a year on year increase in demands for acute, chronic & complex pain assessments for surgical & non-surgical patients. This increased demand on the service has led to further developments in closer links with the palliative care and symptom support team, to ensure a multi-professional approach to support cancer patients at the Christie.

The appointment of a dedicated pain consultant has enabled us to further expand the range of services available to all Christie patients. The team can now provide a comprehensive cancer pain service for in & outpatients, expert advice to colleagues regarding the on-going management of acute, chronic & complex pain, follow up care for patients with on-going pain problems via consultant led ward rounds & outpatient clinics. 

Key clinical staff

  • Julian Scott Warren, consultant in pain and critical care
  • Clare Stubbs, lead Pain specialist nurse
  • Sarah Jones Holt, acute pain nurse specialist
  • Sharon Cundy, pain specialist nurse
  • Dr P Haji-Michael, consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia
  • Dr C Van Oldenbeek, consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia

 

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