Pain management

What we do

Our pain management team sees outpatients and inpatients who have had surgery as well as cancer patients.

The doctors at our chronic pain clinic assess and treat pain conditions which can be long standing, cause suffering and interfere with daily activities, mood, sleep and work. They work closely with nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists, and other departments, such as neurosurgery and orthopaedics, to provide a complete treatment plan.

Treatment can include the use of medicine, injections and TENS machines as well as advice and education about how to improve your quality of life.

Our acute pain team works with other clinical services to help manage pain in patients admitted to hospital, especially those with severe and complex conditions who may be on complicated drug regimes. It also provides a service for children.

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

Outpatient appointment locations
Outpatient appointments are held in:

  • Monday – Wednesday: Suite 4, first floor, Golden Jubilee Wing
  • Thursday: Suite 4 or Suite 7 (both on the first floor, Golden Jubilee Wing) or the Venetian building.
  • Friday: Suite 7, first floor, Golden Jubilee Wing

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

Routine Referrals

General referral enquiries, tel: 020 3299 4839
Email your referrals to: kch-tr.painsec@nhs.net

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Ms Fiona Cameron Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Cathie Hill Consultant in Pain Medicine, Paediatric Acute Pain Lead
Miss debs or debbie Joseph specialist nurse - pain management
Dr Fariborz Neirami consultant in pain medicine, Lead clinician
Miss Clare Patten Lead Nurse
Dr Sue Peat Consultant in Pain Medicine
Dr Pia Sweet Consultant in Pain Management
Dr Adam Woo Consultant in Pain Medicine