Free Pain Clinic and Pain Management Programme
This involves an assessment day, where veterans are assessed on whether or not (e.g. strong PTSD, D+A issues etc.) to attend a 5 day residential PMP in London where accommodation, travel, treatment is free. Note the assessment day is separate to the 5 day residential and travel costs are paid for by SWV. On the assessment day, they undergo a 3 hour assessment at 09h30 or 13h with a multi-disciplinary team (pain consultant, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse) and if chosen they then attend the 5 day residential and a subsequent 5 day follow up that is broken up over different days in the following months. This includes a Friends and Family day where F and F are invited to attend to learn more about the techniques that the veteran has been taught so as to better support them.
The next Assessment dates are on:
- 9th March
- 16th March
- 27th April
Eligibility is proof of service, a GP referral and the veteran needs to fill in a form. See attached the form for the Pain Management Programme + the letter for them to give their GPs. It is generic, so they need to put their names on it before handing it in at the surgery.
The next PM Programmes are on:
- 19th March