Thank you. Your choice has been saved. You can change your preferences at any time.
To find out if the service is suitable for you, please answer the following four YES/NO questions. Your answer won’t be saved so please allow enough time to answer all the questions in one sitting.
Before you start, please confirm whether you have either watched the video or read the transcript
You need to have watched the video or read the transcript before you are suitable for a referral. It helps you to get the most out of the service if you attend with realistic expectations of what the service offers.
As there is sometimes no known ‘cure’ for chronic pain, do you feel ready, willing and able to learn new emotional and behavioural strategies to transform the way you manage your pain?
If you feel you are not quite ready to engage in pain management because there are other directions you would like to follow, please seek your GP’s support to discuss those options before activating a referral to our Service.
Are you currently working with or waiting to see someone else about the same problem you are coming to discuss with the Pain Service?
Receiving messages from different clinicians about the same problem can be quite confusing. We therefore ask that you finish your treatment with the other service before pursuing a referral with the Pain Service.
Are you awaiting definitive treatment for your pain problem, e.g., surgery?
If you are looking for more scans/investigations or for a treatment/cure, the Pain Service is most likely not going to be the right one for you. Your GP will be able to support you to obtain these elsewhere.
All possible options which can help to ‘cure’ your pain need to be explored first so that you can embark on pain management from a position of readiness.
It is appropriate for you to be referred to the Dorset Pain Management Service.
Please complete the patient referral form.
There are two different ways to do this:
You then need to take the completed form back to your GP Practice and ask them to make the referral to the Pain Service. Your GP may want to see you again to discuss this or they may be happy to simply complete the referral process.
Once the referral has been sent by your GP practice, you will hear from us shortly afterwards.
You currently don’t qualify for a referral to the Dorset Pain Management Service as a result of your answer(s) to:
You can see that you don’t qualify due to the answers provided above which are true for you now. However, you may qualify at a later date.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Time for Coffee - POOLE
Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?
Come and join the monthly coffee mornings every last Thursday in the month at
The Lighthouse Cafe,
21 Kingland Rd,
Poole BH15 1UG
Run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.
These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
There will be no meetings in November and December 2019.
VIVO Lounge Support Group:
Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.
23 Weymouth Avenue,
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.
Every first Thursday of the month at
West St, Blandford Forum,
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.
Every fourth Thursday of the month at
Half Moon pub,
Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS
Every second Thursday of the month at
Plume of Feathers,
Half Moon St,
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?
A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.
We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.