Chronic Pain


In recent years medical research evidence has pointed to the harmful effects of long term opiate use in non-cancer pain. Therefore, we are running monthly chronic pain review clinics to help patients look for alternative ways of managing their pain.

There are a number of alternative ways of managing chronic pain and some of these options are listed below. We have enclosed information leaflets too. 

GP consultation


First Contact Physiotherapist [based in Donaghadee Health Centre]


Self referral to physio in Ards


Hospital based pain clinics


SETrust community pain clinic – 1 to 1 consultation via zoom currently – GP/First Contact Physio referral


Versus Arthritis pain clinics – 1hr per week for 6 weeks via zoom or 1 to 1 face to face consultations for those who cannot use zoom. – This is a self-referral service and forms can be collected from Donaghadee health centre front desk.

See attached formVersus Arthritis pain clinic


Peninsula Healthy Living, Kircubbin, community pain clinic 02842739021– GP/First Contact Physio referral  Peninsula


Helpful online resources- “turning down the volume on pain”-


-“understanding pain” –


live well with pain”- https://livewellwith


retrain pain” –

Opioids for persistent pain” – Opioids for persistent pain

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