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 and increased awareness of the pain service within the Trust.

There has been a year on year increase in demands for acute, chronic and 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 Christie pain service team can now provide a comprehensive cancer pain service for in and outpatients, expert advice to colleagues regarding the ongoing management of acute, chronic and complex pain, follow-up care for patients with on-going pain problems via consultant-led ward rounds and 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

Contact The Christie pain service

The pain service is available to all Christie patients.

For further information or advice please contact the OCCU/pain service secretary on 0161 446 8493.

Last updated: March 2023