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PainUk Pain Champion Award 2014

PainUk Pain Champion Award 2014

Pete Moore our 2014 pain champion will be presented with his award at the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition reception in the House of Lords held on Monday 17 March 2014 from 4-6pm.  If you would like to register for the event please contact Rachel Downing at the CPPC [email protected] Pain UK, in conjunction with the […]

February 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Chair for Pain UK

New Chair for Pain UK

It was all change at the Pain UK AGM held on 10th December, with the charity sadly saying goodbye to some old faces and welcoming some new. Sean McDougall stood down as Chair and from the board, due to the pressure of work in his full time job, and Andy Barnard and Jo Cumming also stepped down. Sean was […]

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pain: Ask about it and measure it

Pain: Ask about it and measure it

Jean Gaffin, last year’s Pain UK Pain Champion, is aiming to move pain up the health agenda with a new government petition. Jean won the 2013 Pain UK Pain Champion award for her tireless work over the decades to get the patient’s voice heard in relation to specialist pain services and for pain to be […]

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Resources

70% of people with arthritis endure constant pain, new survey shows

70% of people with arthritis endure constant pain, new survey shows

70% of people with arthritis endure constant pain, new survey shows Survey from Arthritis Care explores the full impact of pain from arthritis To launch its Arthritis Care Week which starts on Monday 19th May, Arthritis Care today announces the results from Arthritis Nation 2014, a quantitative survey of 2,008 people, assessing the experience and […]

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Launch of new leaflet “Pain: Common misunderstandings between patients and medical staff.”

Launch of new leaflet “Pain: Common misunderstandings between patients and medical staff.”

Talking about pain isn’t easy, but it’s even harder when the phrases used mean different things to the patient and medical staff. When a doctor says “I’d like to refer you for psychological help” did they mean they think you are mad – or are they trying to say they recognise how tough things are […]

May 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) – Pain Focus Resources

National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) – Pain Focus Resources

National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) – Pain Focus Resources It is estimated that 70% of patients with chronic pain are managed in primary care however; it is also estimated that 37% of patients felt they had inadequate management of their pain. From the perspective of society, a focus on pain may reduce health resource […]

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More

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Chronic Pain Support Group

Chronic Pain Support Group

The Chronic Pain  Support Group (CPSG) is run for patients with chronic pain and is run solely by patients with chronic pain. Our main objectives are to bring people together who are suffering from this debilitating condition within a ‘safe’ environment, to be able to share concerns and ideas, build friendships and obtain up-to-date information […]

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hypermobility Syndromes Association

Hypermobility Syndromes Association

The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) is a charity dedicated to providing support and information for those affected by hypermobility syndromes and to promoting knowledge and understanding of the conditions within the medical community and public. Hypermobility is the term used to describe ‘the ability to move joints beyond the normal range of movement’, also known […]

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pain Toolkit

Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit is an educational and training organisation working mainly in primary care, acute and social care management. It promotes active self-management to help people reduce their persistent or chronic pain. The concept behind the Pain Toolkit originated in 2002 when educator and co-author Pete Moore was writing an article for pain healthcare professionals […]

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