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Referral Guidelines



A new Community Pain Management Service will be launched across Mid Nottinghamshire from 4 March, offering patients the option of appointments at community centres or GP surgeries.  The new provider is Primary Integrated Community Services Ltd (PICS). PICS currently provide Community Pain services in South Nottinghamshire and Newark & Sherwood, which means patients can access services at many locations across the county as well as in their local community. The service is for GP practices within Newark & Sherwood and Mansfield & Ashfield CCGs.  Practices are asked to refer all eligible patients to this service from 4 March.


The attached flyer provides an overview of the service, including details about the referral process.  Please note that referrals will need to be made using Ardens Templates within SystmOne – in the same way as MSK referrals, selecting pain or chronic fatigue symptoms. 


Why refer to PICS Community Pain Pathway?


PICS delivers exceptional consultant and nurse led community services. PICS won the contract to provide the community based pain pathway for patients with spinal, other persistent pain conditions and also chronic fatigue syndrome.


Who can be referred?



Exclusion criteria



How do I refer?


Please refer via the Ardens Referral Button for Pain or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in SystmOne (see attached flyer for screenshot).


What happens next?


On receipt of the referral to PICS administration:


If you have any queries please contact the PICS administration team contact on :- 03000 830 000 option 1 

Please find document /media/2431/gp-comms-community-pain-management-280219-3.pdf embedded below


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