An online clinic for patients living with persistent pain has been launched.
Leva Clinic, which is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), features a multi-disciplinary team of clinical psychologists, doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who treat patients through online consultations.
The clinic is being piloted at an unnamed London NHS trust and if the model is successful, it could be rolled out to other NHS Trusts and private companies.
Designed with input from people who have experienced on-going persistent pain, the clinic aims to provide a more tailored and specific care plan.
Patients are able to book an appointment with the pain specialist team through the Leva Clinic website, they will then be contacted by a pain specialist nurse who will initially assess their symptoms.
Each patient at Leva Clinic will have access to the entire online clinical team of clinical psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists and doctors, who meet regularly to discuss each patient’s personalised care plan.
Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno, registered manager of Leva Clinic, says: “We are proud to be able to provide a centralised online service for patients on the NHS waiting lists that will decrease that timescale.
“It signifies huge progress in digital transformation for UK healthcare, as this is the first time a registered chronic pain clinic has been completely online. Online care has been essential for supporting GPs during Covid-19, and our aim is to ensure Leva Clinic can enable patients from all over the UK to have the same tailored experience within pain services.”