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Pain Self-Management Team

The Pain Self Management Team is a multidisciplinary team made up, as listed below, by psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and supported by secretarial and administrative staff.  We are primarily involved, as are all the Chronic Pain Team, in helping patients with chronic pain with techniques that can help their management of their pain and reduce its impact on them.  This is both by individual work with patients, as well as running group sessions such as the Pain Self-Management Programme.

Pain Management Programme Team


Dr Polly Ashworth (Lead Clinician for Pain Self-Management Team)

Dr Sue Chesters

Pauline Aiston

Occupational Therapists

Allison Atkinson


Stephanie Murfitt

Lisa Bowley


Nicky Giles

Gaynor Raine

Administrative Staff

Clare Scrivens

Marion Smith

Pain Management Team Photo 

Our service is supported by Sarah Brown, Assistant General Manager, and Bernie Turner, General Manager.











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