RUH invites feedback on proposed relocation of national, specialised pain services

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) is inviting feedback from those who use or have an interest in pain services currently provided at the Trust’s Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) site.

The RNHRD in Bath provides national, specialised services for people with chronic pain, where pain is persistent, disabling and not adequately helped by other treatments. These include pain rehabilitation services provided by the Bath Centre for Pain Services (BCPS), as well as the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Complex Cancer Late Effects Rehabilitation (CCLER) services.

The Trust is proposing to relocate these services to the RUH in summer 2019. Patients will have access to the same high quality services, provided by the same team, in a dedicated environment.

This is part of a careful and phased approach to relocating all RNHRD services to the RUH or appropriate community settings, to maximise patient benefit. All other services currently provided at the RNHRD site, including Rheumatology, Therapies, the Bath Centre for Fatigue Management and diagnostic services, will be relocating to the RUH in summer 2019.

The Trust is seeking views from patients, carers, healthcare partners and anyone who has an interest in pain services to help their planning, to ensure that they continue to provide the best services for current and future patients. More information and a brief survey is available on the RUH website which you can link to here.