Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch NHS Trust is a large
District General Hospital on the south Coast of UK. It serves
a population of approximately 358,000 with a high percentage
of elderly people.
• The Acute Pain Service
has been available since 1991, following the Working Party
Report (Royal College of Surgeons; College of Anaesthetists
1990). The Pain Relief Clinic
was initially set up in 1996 for hospital specialists referral
and due to demand was extended to GP referral. It provides
a comprehensive pain management service for adults
• This is an information website designed to help Patients
and Doctors learn more about a range of common painful conditions.
It provides a comprehensive cover for our Post operative Pain
management policies. It also covers a wide variety of chronic
pain conditions aiming to improve pain management.
• Please use the menus on the left to find out more,
or use the search bar to look up a particular word, phrase
• The most important thing to remember is that each
patient’s treatment is individualised.. pain is a 'subjective'
sensation. What works for one person may not necessarily work
for the next even though the diagnosis is the same.