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Chronic pain management in the community

Community pain management

Together with your GP, you can decide whether a referral to our chronic pain management service at Ipswich Hospital would be helpful for you.

Not everyone who has chronic (long-term) pain will need a referral to our service to see a pain specialist.

Your GP can:

  • advise you about pain medication
  • prescribe pain medication
  • help you to access other community-based services which can help you with managing your pain and advise on self-help techniques for pain

If you and your GP decide that you can manage your pain adequately yourself without the need for a referral to us, you might still find some of the information on our website helpful.

There are also some condition-specific websites which you might find of interest.

UK Fibromyalgia (Opens in a new window)

Arthritis Care (Opens in a new window)

Arthritis Research UK (Opens in a new window)

Pain management in the north east Essex community

On behalf of North East Essex Community Services, ESNEFT provide the pain management service in the community.

For more information about the service please see the North East Essex Community Services website.

Community Gateway: 0300 0032 144

Email the Community Gateway team

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