Pain management

What we do

Our Pain Management team consists of consultants and nurse specialists, and sees outpatients and inpatients. Outpatients are referred by GPs, musculoskeletal physiotherapists and other specialities from the hospital.

The doctors at our chronic pain clinic assess and treat pain conditions that can be long-standing, cause suffering and interfere with daily activities, mood, sleep and work. They work closely with different specialities and other health professionals to provide a complete service. We have joint clinics with neurosurgeons, neurologists and urologists.

We offer different treatment options as well as advice to improve your quality of life. Treatment can include medication, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, injection, TENS machine, and referral to other specialities.

Our acute pain team works with other clinical services to help manage pain in patients admitted to the hospital, especially those with severe and complex conditions who might be on complicated drug regimes.

We manage complex cancer pain and work closely with St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham.

Location

For further information please contact the Main Reception.

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 4839

Conditions we treat

  • Back and neck pain.
  • Neuropathic pain, such as postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy and nerve pain from prolapsed disc.
  • Fibromyalgia and widespread body pain.
  • Musculoskeletal pain (from joints, muscles or ligaments).
  • Chronic postoperative pain.
  • Cancer pain.

We specialise in the management of complex cancer pain and visit St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham every week. Intrathecal drug therapy is provided to a small number of patients with severe cancer pain.

The acute pain team sees patients admitted to hospital who need advice about pain management, especially those with severe and complex conditions who may be on complicated drug regimes. The team manages specialised pain therapies such as epidural and patient controlled analgesia after operations. It also supports medical wards and the emergency department with advice about pain management.

The team also provides an acute pain service in paediatrics and is developing a service for chronic pain in children and young adults.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to: kch-tr.painsec@nhs.net

General referral enquiries, tel: 020 3299 4839

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mrs Sasha Bromfield-Johnson Pain Management CNS
Ms Fiona Cameron Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Cathie Hill Consultant in Pain Medicine, Paediatric Acute Pain Lead
Ms Patricia Horne CNS
Miss debs or debbie Joseph specialist nurse - pain management
Dr Fariborz Neirami consultant in pain medicine, Lead clinician
Ms Clare Patten Lead Nurse
Dr sue Peat Consultant in Pain Medicine
Mrs Karren Romero Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Catherine Stack Consultant
Dr Adam Woo Consultant in Pain Medicine