Camden Pain Service (CPS)

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Update 7 January 2021: See Downloads for the latest update from Camden MSK

The Camden Pain Service comprises specialists in pain management. The service can help those patients who are struggling to manage day-to-day tasks or who are finding it difficult to work as a result of their chronic pain.

Eligibility criteria


  • any MSK condition (spinal, upper limb or lower limb), inclusive of acute and chronic pain of MSK origin
  • patients with MSK pain that have not been adequately controlled by standard approaches in primary care

Direct referral to secondary-care Pain Management

  • joint hypermobility syndrome
  • complex presentations requiring more intensive management (including significant and complex psychological presentations, such as patients who have been subjected to torture)
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)
  • chronic pelvic pain
  • certain neuralgias e.g. post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia


  • patients with pain of non-MSK origin (e.g. visceral/abdominal pain, pain related to cancer, non-MSK lumps and bumps)
  • children/patients under 16 years old (refer to Paediatrics/A&E, as appropriate)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Complete the EMIS form and send by e-Referrals using the below steps:

  1. Specialty: Physiotherapy 
  2. Clinic Type: Musculoskeletal
  3. Clinic name: Camden MSK
  4. Send for triage

Please see Downloads for patient leaflet and e-RS guide.