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If you have a person who is living with pain under your care who may benefit from a referral to our service firstly please review our inclusion/exclusion criteria below. If you feel that they are appropriate then please signpost them to this website so they are able to watch the video and make an informed choice regarding self management.
In order to improve awareness of Chronic Pain amongst Health Care Professionals around the county, various tiers of training have been designed and are already being delivered:
Staff of the Dorset Pain Mangement Service provide training for:
Primary Care: for GPs and other Primary Care Staff at all the GP surgeries in Dorset
Secondary Care: staff working in Acute Hospitals, in Community Services and in Mental Health Services
Trainees: Trainees from the following specialities are offered placements within the service: GPs, Anaesthetic Registrars, Psychology, Nursing, OT and Physiotherapy. We have excellent links with the University of Southampton, Bournemouth University, University of Exeter have the continued oppportunity to train under the supervison of our specialist staff team.
Voluntary Sector: We provide regular updates to members of members of various voluntary sector organisations to learn from the 'lived' experiences of people living in pain and share relevant research with them.
External organisations: We have worked hard to develope link with Job Centres, with Exercise Referral Scheme staff and other organisations in order to improve awarenessof Chronic Pain.
Dorset Pain Management Service is currently developing a function through systemone where we will be able to provide advice and guidance to clinicians on all things chronic pain. If you as a clinician feel that you need some advice and guidance for a specific patient on such things as pain management, medication or anything else you will be able to refer in through systemone 'e consult'. This will enable you to access support from us if a referral for assessment or treatment is not deemed approapriate.
This function is currently in development and we will be communicating to all practices and services in due course.
Please download the PDF flow chart showing the referral pathway.
Please download the PDF to see the specific referral criteria.
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.