Pain management


Pain relief treatment at the Royal Free London: pain management

Pain can take a number of forms, from short-term acute pain to long-term chronic pain. It covers several conditions, from arthritis and back pain to neck and nerve pain. 

The pain management service at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a large and multi-disciplinary service, offering a whole spectrum of approaches to reducing pain and improving the lives of people with long-term pain problems. It also provides an in-patient pain management service to all patients in the hospital in pain including post-operative pain and any other non-surgical pain problem.

Our philosophy is to bring 'whole person care' to each patient, thinking of mind and body as a whole, so as to best help people with their pain difficulties and problems. It is for this whole person, multi-disciplinary way of working, that our unit has developed an excellent reputation amongst local doctors, patients and others, over the last 14 years.

Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital pain management services

We provide the following pain relief and management services at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals:

  • GP referrals for chronic pain
  • Out-patient pain clinic – for patients who go home from hospital
  • Intervention lists (including day case treatments)
  • Community pain management programmes
  • Psychologist-led one to one sessions at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
  • Nurse-led management of ward referrals for acute pain
  • Acupuncture out-patient service, at Chase Farm Hospital, for Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) patients

Royal Free Hospital pain clinic 

Royal Free Hospital pain management services include:

  • Full assessment of your pain and its effect on quality of life
  • Review of previous and further investigations into 
  • Formulation of a diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Educating patients about pain management and pain relief
  • Medication management
  • Injections for pain relief, if needed
  • Physiotherapy advice 
  • Group pain management programmes


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Find your ward

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Enquiries: 020 7794 0500 x 34746 (main reception) / 37084 (general queries)

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ

    Enquiries: 020 8216 5283 x 5283

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Rigdeway
    EN2 8JL

    Enquiries 020 8375 1152 / 1037 x 5283 / 1037

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway
    HA8 0AD

    Enquiries: 020 8952 2381

  • Lincoln Road Medical Practice

    Lincoln Road
    EN1 1LJ

    Enquiries: 020 8367 8989

  • Carlton House Surgery

    28 Tenniswood Road
    EN1 3LL

    Enquiries: 020 8370 4900


Referral details

Referrals are encouraged through the choose and book system. Appointments can also be made following a written referral from a GP.

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