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Manchester Foundation Trust has an integrated multidisciplinary pain service spanning the spectrum of acute and chronic pain.
Most pain is short term or ‘acute’ and a result of injury or illness. At MFT our inpatient pain service can help optimise pain relief during your hospital stay following surgical procedures or trauma.
Pain which is more persistent or ‘chronic pain’ is usually managed as an outpatient by our team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists. As a team we aim to ease or reduce pain where possible, as well as offer support and guidance to help improve quality of life.
The Manchester Pain Management Service is based within Trafford General Hospital and The Baguley Suite in the grounds of Wythenshawe hospital (Entrance 19).

Community based services

Our South Manchester community-based pain services are part of MFT’s Integrated Musculoskeletal (MSK), Pain and Rheumatology Service. Our Trafford community musculoskeletal pain service is part of the Trafford LCO integrated MSK service.  They provide multi-disciplinary care for patients experiencing persistent pain and mild to moderate distress.  This involves Biopsychosocial assessment, individual treatment, Pain Management Programmes and medication advice.  The team includes Clinical and Health Psychologists, Specialist Physiotherapists and Specialist Pain Nurses.

Pelvic Pain Service at Manchester Foundation Trust

We have established pelvic pain service at Wythenshawe and St Mary’s site. Our service is expanding and recently been approved as one of the national Urogynaecology Mesh service centre. In year 2020 we were certified as BSGE Endometriosis Centre for Northwest pelvic pain and Endometriosis. At Wythenshawe we run weekly clinics and monthly clinic at St Mary’s. We receive referrals from Urogynaecology (mesh and non mesh pelvic pain patients), Dermatology, Gynaecology, Urology and Colorectal teams. Our work load consists of vulvodynia, pudendal neuropathy, endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome, rectal pain, penile and testicular pain. We run multidisciplinary clinic at both sites.

Our monthly MDT as follows: Pelvic floor (Wythenshawe), benign Gynaecology (at both sites), Urogynaecology Mesh (St Mary’s), Vulvodynia (St Mary’s).


The Manchester Pain Service runs a triage process for new patient referrals. This involves patients being booked on a virtual clinic, usually through the Choose & Book process, which then triggers a referral pack to be sent out to you. Please note that this is only a virtual appointment and not a physical appointment. You do not need to attend this appointment.

Patients are asked to return the referral pack within three weeks. Non return of this pack may result in you being discharged from the service. Please contact the service if you are having any difficulties in completing the triage questionnaire on 0161 291 5442 or 0161 291 3260

The packs will be triaged by our multidisciplinary team, to ensure that you are allocated to the most appropriate Clinician or treatment pathway. Please note that your appointment may be at Wythenshawe or Trafford General Hospital.

First Appointment

If you are a patient and want to change or cancel a first appointment with the service please contact the patient booking team between the hours of  8am – 4pm, Mon to Friday on 0161 291 5120 (Wythenshawe) or 0161 934 8601  (Trafford General Hospital)


We understand that in exceptional circumstances patients may need to cancel their appointment on the day. Please try to inform us at the earliest opportunity if you need to cancel your appointment as we may be able to offer the appointment to another patient who is waiting to be treated. To cancel an appointment please contact us between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on 0161 291 4128 (Wythenshawe) or 0161 934 8601 (Trafford General Hospital)

People often ring in the hope that an appointment or procedure can be brought forward. In the interests of equity this is not possible unless there is a cancellation. You will be asked at the time of listing for your procedure if you would be able to take a cancellation slot.

As a team we understand that it is distressing for patients who have pain to have to wait to see a consultant and we are doing our very best to keep the waiting lists as short as possible. Patients are able to telephone but due to the high volume of calls it is not always possible to answer. Answerphone messages are regularly.

Enquiries regarding medication and treatments need to be responded to within appointment times. Unfortunately, we are not generally able to respond to queries outside these times. If you feel have a very urgent need or concern, please seek medical advice from your GP in the first instance.


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