Helpful Resources

1.

Websites offering information on pain

1. www.livewellwithpain.co.uk

 

2. www.tamethebeast.org

Excellent information and links from an Australian site about understanding pain

 

3 www.paintoolkit.org 

12 tools to self manage pain

4. www.healthtalkonline.org

Award winning site providing information for people with health problems including pain

5. www. breathworks-mindfulness.org

Vidymala Burch lives with long term spinal pain and shares the values of mindfulness

Education

http://www.healthtalkonline.org – real life experiences

https://fpm.ac.uk/about-pain-medicine-patients-relatives/patient-information-leaflets  

https://fpm.ac.uk/opioids-aware 

Other useful information can be found at The British Pain Society:

www.britishpainsociety.org/british-pain-society-publications/patient-publications/

2.

 Psychology services:

For concerns about your psychological wellbeing:

1. mindmatters - https://mindmatters.co.uk/

providing talking therapies for those aged 18+ 

2.headspace app www.headspace.com

guided mediation

Other websites:

https://serene.me.uk/ - Serenity Programme, CBT at home. 

https://moodgym.com.au/ - Interactive Self Help (anxiety and depression)

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ - Self Help Leaflets

http://www.bigwhitewall.com – online therapy via live video calling, 6-10 sessions

http://www.silvercloudhealth.com – online CBT courses, each course lasts 4-6 weeks

http://www.catalystsupport.co.uk – services, counselling, resources

http://www.theeaves.org.uk – counselling

3. Juliet Vyvyan

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Juliet.vyvyan@nuffieldhealth.com

0333 1234 106

07770585714​

CBT can help you to change how you think ('Cognitive') and what you do ('Behaviour'). It’s a short-term form of talking treatment that uses evidence-based (clinically proven) techniques to help you.​

It’s a way of helping you to solve problems and improve the way you think and feel through a solution-focused and goal-oriented programme.​

CBT therapy is a collaborative process. Together we’ll work towards resolving your issues in a safe and expert environment; making you happier at home, at work and in your social life.

3.

Questions about your bill

​​​​​What billing or insurance information will I receive?



Upon booking as a new patient, we will send you a letter detailing the cost of a new and follow-up appointment.​

Are you fee assured?



I am  fee assured for all insurance companies and we will work with your insurance company.



Why am I getting bills from the hospital?

​

This will need to be explained by your insurance company. Sometimes insurance companies put an excess in place so that you will have to pay for a portion of your treatment. Your insurance company should tell you whether they expect you to pay for a portion of your consultation (or imaging or blood tests) when you ring for an authorisation code.​

Does my insurance company need to know that my consultant wants me to have an MRI scan?

​​

​If you were given authorisation for an MRI or Ultrasound when you rang your insurance company for authorisation to have a new patient consultation with one of our Consultants then you will be covered. If you don't know for certain whether you are covered for a scan, you should ring to check for authorisation before you have the scan.​

Does my insurance company need to know that my consultant wants me to have a procedure?​

 

Yes your insurer will want to know the details of the treatment planned and will want to know the procedure codes in order to authorise treatment.

4.

Physical activity resources

​To help improve your activity and fitness:

1. http://www.physioboutique.co.uk

multiple physical therapies including acupuncture and physiotherapy

2.  free yoga and meditation: www.yogawithadriene.com

3. Hydrotherapy self funded at Holycross Hospital 01428 647647

and Slyfield through the physiotherapy department at Mount Alvernia

4. Tai Chi Classes Surrey – 07982 971 961 

  • Guildford

  • Godalming

  • Mon 10-11am, Unitarian Church Hall

  • Cranleigh

  • Fri 9.30-10.30am, The Church Rooms

  • Merrow

  • Wed 6.15-7.15pm, Merrow Village Hall

  • Farncombe 

  • Mon 7-8.30pm, Farncombe Infants School

  • Drop In Session: £12

  • 8 Week Course: £80

Enquiries: 

Secretary Kelly Knight 

 

Phone: 01483 938753 

mobile: 07799 627331

email: dt@oneorth.co.uk

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX

 

Guildford Nuffield Hospital

Stirling Road, Guildford, GU2 7RF

 

Esher Groves

13-17 Church Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 8QS

 

Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX