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NHS GG&C Pain Service - Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates


Update March 2021

All parts of the pain service that can be delivered remotely are up and running at full capacity - this includes outpatient services, as well as groups such as the Pain Management Programme, patient education groups, etc. Services are delivered remotely (video or telephone) where possible, with a limited capacity to see patients face-to-face where necessary.

Staff redeployment to support treating patients with Covid-19 has meant that we are unable to provide injection treatments for now, though the hope is that pain theatre sessions will re-start in the coming months.


Video consultations will be carried out using the NHS Attend Anywhere platform. To use this platform, all you need is a smartphone or tablet and an internet connection (WiFi or data). Calls can also be taken on a laptop or PC with a webcam, using the Chrome browser. More information about how to attend a video consultation can be found here.

We will send out more information to you along with your appointment letter.

This phased reopening of the Pain Service is being carried out in line with current Scottish Government guidance. More information about this guidance can be found here. See also the Information and Resources page of this website for the latest local and national pain management resources.

Update 22/05/20

Scottish Government Covid-19 advice leaflet for patients with chronic pain (20/05/20. pdf, 8 pages)

Update 19/05/20

Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director has recorded a personal message to those living with persistent pain, covering current changes to NHS Scotland pain services affecting ongoing treatment.


See NHSInform for the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.



Last Updated: 18 March 2021