"Excellent Pain Management at St Thomas' Hospital"

About: St Thomas' Hospital / Pain Management

(as the patient),

This is high quality service that needs to be more widely available. I have CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), this course has helped me to increase my range of movement and mobility. The information I have allows me to make my own decisions regarding more invasive treatment. Overall the staff are highly professional and provide an excellent service, particularly medical and nursing staff, whilst this is marred by a rather patronising approach from one or two others, this is a minor point when taking into account the overall value of this programme and the potential it has to make a real difference to quality of life.

I can't support this approach enough. I realise that it has been expensive for my PCT, but in terms of changing the lives of people with chronic pain, it demonstrates real value. I was very unsure about the course when the consultant suggested it, I couldn't see that it would help me, but I was wrong.

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