Online clinic launched for patients living with persistent pain

A group of healthcare professionals within the NHS are launching the UK’s first Care Quality Commission registered online clinic, Leva Clinic, for patients living with persistent pain. 
A three-month trial is expected to start this year with a London-based NHS Trust to support adults access a multi-disciplinary team of clinical psychologists, doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.
The service will be available through online consultations; patients will be able to book an appointment with the pain specialist team through the Leva Clinic website. They will then be contacted by a pain specialist nurse who will initially assess their symptoms and discuss a patient’s personalised care plan.
The Clinic has been formed by Cellen, a healthcare innovation company, who has set-up the service to support an estimated 28 million who currently live with chronic pain.
Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno, registered manager of Leva Clinic, said: “We have seen  huge pressure on chronic pain services in the NHS due to COVID-19, and it only looks to be getting worse with new lockdown restrictions.”
“50% of chronic pain sufferers in Europe have to wait at least 2 years before their pain is adequately managed and we are proud to be able to provide a centralised online service for patients on the NHS waiting lists that will decrease that timescale.”
“It signifies huge progress in digital transformation for UK healthcare, as this is the first time a registered chronic pain clinic has been completely online. Online care has been essential for supporting GPs during COVID-19, and our aim is to ensure Leva Clinic can enable patients from all over the UK to have the same tailored experience within pain services.”
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