The Medical Centre, 7 Hill Place, Arbroath, DD11 1AD

Telephone: 01241 431 144
Out of hours: 111

COVID-19: Pain Management Resources

During challenging and uncertain times such as these it can be difficult to keep on track with your self-management strategies, which help you manage your persistent pain condition.

It may be that your pain management appointments, support groups and leisure and community services have been cancelled due to the health and social care service changes as a result of COVID-19.  This may be causing additional concern.  We understand that stress can exacerbate some long term pain conditions, as can inactivity, changes to diet, self-isolation and issues with accessing health and social care.

We have begun to collate a list of online resources to support a range of strategies which will be helpful for your pain management plan. 

Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice can be found on NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Many of the pain management services have their own websites which host a variety of patient videos, leaflets, mindfulness audio, tai chi videos and more.

NHS Tayside https://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/OurServicesA-Z/PainService/index.htm