The Inpatient Pain Management Service at The London Clinic 

The London Clinic Inpatient Pain Service (the first of its kind in the independent medical sector) comprises four consultants and three clinical nurse specialists, whose role is to optimise the assessment and management of pain during both peri-operative and medical admissions.

Our highly-educated Clinical Nurse Specialists in pain management provide day-to-day safe and effective specialist pain management and advice for patients experiencing pain during their hospital stay.

We help patients who are not necessarily having surgery, but are suffering from short or long term pain.

Whilst the team maintains oversight of all the more sophisticated techniques of pain management, e.g. patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and epidural analgesia, we are particularly here to deliver a rolling programme of staff education, whilst responding in the event of more complex pain issues, in the pre and post-surgical patients and the medical and oncology areas.

We provide information on analgesic and non-pharmacological treatments for pain and we work closely with these teams: 

  • anaesthetic
  • chronic pain
  • critical care outreach
  • symptom control
  • other allied healthcare professionals 

The benefit to the patient is that these relationships help us to deliver individualised plans of care.

The team have various innovations in progress, in various stages of implementation, including the use of new local anaesthetic wound infusion techniques and PCA methods, with updated policy and documentation to support best practice.

Staffing

We provide a core nursing service Monday Friday 8am - 4pm. 

We also provide some additional services from 4pm - 8pm most weekdays, and on some Saturday mornings where possible.

The pain consultants provide additional support with a consultant-led ward round, on at least four days.

The Pain Management Nursing Team:

  • Katharine Wall MSc DipHE, NMP, Lead Nurse
  • David Roche MSc Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Audra Mateviciene Clinical Nurse Specialist