Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is growing
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing 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 th
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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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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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Airing Pain Programme 89: Dementia

The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit               Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and t
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Airing Pain Programme 83: Arthritis: from self-help to cutting edge research

Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints.
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Airing Pain Programme 54: Opioids, memories and prison healthcare

Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain.
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