Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focussing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about t
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UK Government to reclassify pregabalin and gabapentin after rise in deaths

We at Pain Concern wish to address the recent articles published in Pulse Today titled ‘Pregabalin and gabapentine set to become controlled drugs’ on the 21st September, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the 25th September 2017 titled ‘UK government to reclassify pregabalin and
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The British Pain Society needs your support!

            The British Pain Society has launched a new campaign; PAIN:LESS. Its goal is to raise awareness of how pain affects people in the UK, to raise visibility and to facilitate dialogues for those people who are suffering in silence, and they need
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Powerful painkiller use ‘doubled in 15 years’ – BBC Article

The BBC has published an article concerning the rising use of ‘potentially addictive painkillers’ in England. You can read it here.
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Transcript – Programme 90: Back Pain

David Rogers, physiotherapist and co-author of ‘Back to Life’, explains the biopsychosocial model and simple, effective ways to manage persistent back pain. To listen to the programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by a grant
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Pain Concern’s response to NHS England’s proposal to restrict prescribing of certain pain medicines by general practitioners

Pain Concern is a national charity that supports those who live with long term pain, and those who care for them, by providing information on pain and its management through a variety of media platforms. We also raise awareness about pain and the need to improve the provision of pain
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Response to news reports regarding fentanyl

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Pain Concern supports the following press release from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine  “Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl “The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinfor
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Transcript – Programme 91: Not an Old Man’s Disease

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and affects 1 in 40 people in the UK. So why do we still see it as something that exists only in the pages of Victorian novels? In this episode of Airing Pain we go inside the Houses of Parliament and speak with MPs, clinicians, p
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Transcript – Programme 88: What to EXPPECT When You’re in Pelvic Pain

We visit the EXPPECT pelvic pain clinic, where women share their experiences and advice for living with persistent bladder and pelvic pain.   To listen to the programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Paul Evans: This is Airing Pain, a programme brought to yo
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Transcript – Programme 87: Vulvodynia

To listen to the programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of vulvodynia on women today. Paul Evans: This is Airing Pain, a programme brought to you by Pain Concern, the UK charity providing information a
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