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The RNHRD (Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases) launched its service for adults with complex regional pain syndrome in 1999. Its aim is to enhance individuals daily functioning, allowing them to return to activities that are important, whether their pain is reduced or not. The unit has a national and international reputation for its clinical services, research and education programmes.

Why choose them?

The RNHRD are the national centre for the management of CRPS. Their multidisciplinary rehabilitation service have run for more than ten years and is one of the few in the UK dedicated to the treatment of CRPS providing outpatient and inpatient care.

Their clinical service is directly informed by research so that patients are treated with the most up-to-date rehabilitation techniques. Many members of the clinical team are actively involved in research into the mechanisms of CRPS, presentation of the condition and the effect it can have on patients and their carers lives. In addition, they have developed new treatment techniques such as mirror visual feedback and assessment tools such as the Bath CRPS body perception questionnaire.

They have a thriving patient forum which can provide support for patients who attend their service. This group plays an active role in developments within our CRPS service, informing patient and carer literature and the education of healthcare professionals through our annual conferences.

How to access their CRPS services

Referrals can be made via Choose and Book or in writing to Professor Candy McCabe, consultant nurse or Dr Peter Brook, consultant anaesthetist.

Self referrals

The RNHRD also accept private patient referrals. For further information, please email them on crps@rnhrd.nhs.uk

To view information on the RHNRD we have an info sheet that gives details about the hospital and their treatment of CRPS click below.