Pain Concern’s Annual General Meeting

Where? When? Pain Concern’s AGM will be held on 7th November 2019 at 10.30am and is open to all members of the charity. It will take place at 62-66 Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh EH15 3HS and by telephone conference. You can join in for free by phone and text. How to join in It is very
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Transcript – Programme 109: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s journey with living with FM This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Fibromyalgia (F
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Airing Pain 118: Pain Management in Young People

How chronic pain in adolescence requires different pain management strategies  In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans looks at the issues concerning pain amongst adolescents, including the impact on parents. First-off, Paul speaks to Dr Jeremy Gauntlet-Gilbert, principal clinical
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New Classification for Chronic Pain

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). For the first time, they have included chronic pain and provided specific pain diagnoses. Under the new system, chronic pain is classified as either chronic primary pain or chronic s
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Cannabis and Chronic Pain

  NICE guidance on cannabis-based medicines out for consultation   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for the use of cannabis-based medicines considering the evidence for their use in intractable nausea and vomiting; chroni
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September is Pain Awareness Month!

  The World Health Assembly (WHA) – a subsection of the World Health Organization (WHO) – has declared September Pain Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to raising public awareness and understanding of pain. Many organisations around the world contribute, including the U.S.
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IASP Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has made 2019 their ‘Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable’. The groups included in IASP’s Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable are: older persons (including pain in dementia), infants and young children,
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Pain Matters is now available on your computer, tablet or phone

We are delighted to announce the return of our digital version of Pain Matters Pain Matters, the magazine for people living with chronic pain, is now available digitally! You can order the latest edition and all previous edition back to issue 48 now. Subscribe quarterly or annually, o
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Transcript – Programme 108: Gender Differences

How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Do women and
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Airing Pain 117: Patients as Research Partners

Involving patients in researching their own condition – it seems logical, so why is it not more common?  This edition was facilitated by the British Pain Society and recorded at their Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the potential
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