Pain Concern and Covid-19

With the current pandemic causing uncertainty and confusion around the world, we will continue to keep our followers and supporters updated with any news relevant to people living with pain, their friends, family and healthcare professionals. We will strive to do our best to supply al
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Helpline Temporary Closure

*** COVID-19 UPDATE *** We at Pain Concern have made the difficult decision to suspend our Helpline support for the immediate future. The Helpline is staffed by volunteers, some of whom have their own health issues. Given the current situation, we are not able to provide the Helpline
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Evaluation of Pain Matters

WE NEED YOUR HELP:   We are going to be performing an evaluation of our magazine, Pain Matters, over the course of the next few months. Evaluation is a key factor in securing funds, not just for future issues of Pain Matters, but to fund all the work we do here at Pain Concern. I
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Pain Matters 74 – OUT NOW

INSIDE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TEAM Happy New Year from all of us at Pain Matters. In our first magazine of the new decade, we have invited the Chronic Pain Team from NHS Borders in the south of Scotland into the guest-editor’s chair for issue 74. In a jam-packed issue, they have l
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Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

In issue 73 of Pain Matters, we published an article about the Matrix programme, developed by the Pain Management Centre at University College London Hospitals to help introduce mindfulness into their neuropathic pain treatment.   You can read all about the programme here: thrive
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New Airing Pain – Available 3 March 2020

AIRING PAIN 121: LIVING WITH PERSISTENT PAIN IN WALES Listen to the trailer below   AVAILABLE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD FROM TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020 (VIA THE PAIN CONCERN WEBSITE, APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY OR WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS)   Programme details: In April 2019, the Min
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Neuropathic Pain leaflet

We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, An
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Pain Concern’s Annual General Meeting 2019

After a successful AGM on Thursday 7 November, it was announced that Heather Wallace has stepped down from the trustee board as part of Pain Concern’s ongoing restructure at board level. She will stay on as general manager, overseeing the day to day running of the charity.  
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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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Press release on HM Government Plans to Restrict Pain Medicines 23/10/2017

Monday 23rd  October 2017 Government moves to reclassify pain medications pregabalin and gabapentin create  fear and anxiety for people living with long-term pain Health charity Pain Concern is warning that moves to restrict prescribed painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin over their
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