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Pain Clinic Team Members

The Pain Clinic has two main clinical bases, at Cheltenham and Gloucester.  Our secretarial and administrative base is now centralised at Cheltenham General Hospital.  In addition to the two main Hospitals the Pain Consultants hold Outpatient Clinics at Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Dilke Memorial (Cinderford) Hospitals.

Within the Pain Clinic Team there are seven Pain Consultants (currently two vacancies) who work with a team of specialist doctors, nurses, psychologists and other staff.  As a patient you may be seen by the Consultant or by a doctor or nurse within their team. The Consultant has overall responsibilty for your care.

The Pain Clinic Team

Consultants

We have six consultants, all of whom work in both Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia (currently two vacancies).  (The Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetiists have produced an information booklet which discusses the work a Pain Consultant does which you may find helpful).  

The consultants all work together in the cross-county service although Drs de Courcy and Young do clinics mainly in Cheltenham and Drs Harper, Makins and [a vacancy] mainly in Gloucester: Dr Bodycombe does clinics on both sites.

Other Medical Staff

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a centre recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for Advanced Training in Pain Medicine.  We may have a senior Anaesthetic trainee doctor working with us doing this training, who may be involved in the care of our patients. All the consultants are involved in the Advanced Training of specialist pain doctors, and the Local Pain Medicine Educational Supervisor is Dr Bodycombe.

Nursing Staff

Sisters Claire Walder Carol Hunter and Ann Russell, our Clinical Nurse Specialists, work in both Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We have been delighted that our specialist nurses have been presented with the Trust's Kindness and Respect award in recognition of their enormous contribution to our service and their care of our patients.

kindness and respect presentation

 

Clinical Psychologists

Our Clinical Psychologists work both individually with patients and within the Pain Self Management team.  

Managerial Staff

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

Administrative Staff

The County-wide Pain Clinic Team is supported by a team of secretaries who have a joint administrative base at Cheltenham General Hospital:

Mrs Sharon Matthews (Lead Secretary) - secretary to Dr Ann Young –  0300 422 2804

Miss Angela Boucher - secretary to Drs Helen Makins and Owen Bodycombe – 0300 422 2558

Mrs Rebecca Hulse - secretary to Dr James de Courcy - 0300 422 3198

Mrs Gemma Freeman - secretary to  Dr Sarah Harper  –  0300 422 3383

 

Pain Clinic Fax Number: 0300 422 4742

Clinic Sites

Cheltenham General Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in West Block Outpatients Department.

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the General Outpatients Department.

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Cirencester Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department at Cirencester Hopital.

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Stroud General Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in Trinity Outpatients Department at Stroud General Hospital.

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Tewkesbury Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department at Tewkesbury Hospital..

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Dilke Memorial Hospital, Cinderford

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department at Dilke Memorial Hopital.

Day Case procedures are carried out at Cheltenham General Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pain Service Website, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Webmaster Dr J G de Courcy, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
email: pain.webmaster[at]glos.nhs.uk

Page updated 6/2/2017