The RNOH aims to be a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS

Chronic Pain Management

The RNOH provides comprehensive care for patients with chronic pain (CP) resulting from a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological problems.

Pain management services are provided by experienced specialists ensuring that patients benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. This approach is fostered by multidisciplinary ward rounds, clinics and meetings as well as combined clinics between specialties within the RNOH.

A yearly annual report is published for the public to view on how patients are improving their lives with our service (Chronic Pain Centre report 2016/2017).

Key contacts

Please contact the unit on 020 8909 5669 or email rno-tr.chronicpainservice@nhs.net

  • Mrs Julia Sach, Chronic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist 020 8909 5669 (Lead)
  • Ms Tara O’Connell, Chronic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist, 020 8909 5669 (Deputy)
  • Mrs Michelle Carson, Chronic Pain & Neuromodulation Clinical Nurse Specialist 020 8909 5669

Consultants - Specialist Interests

Chronic Pain

Dr Rebecca Berman - Central neuropathic pain including brachial plexus avulsion, pain related to spinal disorders, consequences of long term treatment
Dr Tacson Fernandez - Chronic Pain Medicine: Management of neuropathic pain states, Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome,...
Dr Dan Mihaylov - Pain arising from the spine (e.g. back pain, neck pain). Pain associated with spinal surgery. Neuropathic pain due to nerve injury. Pain arising from...
Dr Nicolas Varela - Neuropathic pain, Opioid medication management, neuromodulation.
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar - Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.
Useful documents:Size
Chronic Pain Centre Annual Report 2014-2015945.16 KB
Chronic Pain Centre Annual Report 2015-20161.65 MB
Chronic Pain Centre Annual Report 2016-20171.4 MB
Chronic Pain referral acceptance criteria28.28 KB
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