Healthcare Professionals Information

The following areas (Drop down menu- Guidelines and Prescribing Informations) can be accessed by GPs and Specialists who want to find out further information about pain conditions or types of medications.

Opioid prescribing is often challenging- the guideline section has a variety of guidelines as well as resources to use with patients who have ongoing opioid requirements.   

The Waitemata Pain Service is keen to communicate directly with our Primary care and specialists colleagues.

    Direct phone - helpline for GPs & Specialists

                     09 486 8972                                 

A helpline is available for healthcare professionals to call directly for information. These services can be accessed by calling the Waitemata Pain Service Office. Please note that at some times the nurse or doctor may not always be available - if this happens please leave a message and we will phone you back in working hours.

a. Pain Nurse Specialist Monday - Friday 07.00-15.30.  

b. Specialist Pain Physician Friday 09.00-12.00

         There is no after hours or weekend service.     

                     ******  EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE   ******                              

For those GPs/ Nurses/ Physiotherapists/ Psychologists wanting more information on pain management education please go to the NOI website. We recommend Explain Pain Supercharged as an excellent resource which can be used to help you and your patients understand the process of improving pain care in the community.