Welcome to Barts Neuromodulation Centre
Barts Health NHS Trust has a long history of an established neuromodulation service and was one of the first NHS Trusts in the UK to start spinal cord stimulation. The service based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital has been providing spinal cord stimulation for suitable patients with intractable neuropathic pain. The service follows the clinical pathway recommended by the NICE guidelines 159.
The service consists of a multidisciplinary team, comprising pain physicians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychologist and clinical nurse specialists who are involved in triage, assessment and implantation of the stimulators. All patients undergo multidisciplinary assessment before being offered neuromodulation. The clinical service is supported by neurophysiology, for programming and follow up.
Besides being the pivotal service for East London and adjoining area, the service caters to wide geographic area from Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent to East of England. There are strong and established links with community clinics and majority of referrals are triaged from community pain clinics (attended by secondary care pain physicians) into multidisciplinary assessment pathways.