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Airing Pain 34: Ankylosing Spondylitis; The Patient Perspective

Living with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis; plus, listening to the patient perspective and educating health professionals

This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends.

In this programme we look at ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of arthritis affecting the spine. Paul Evans speaks to Iain MacDonald and Tom Downie of the Edinburgh branch of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, about their role in supporting people with the condition. Paul also talks to Janice Johnson of PSALV (Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers) about psoriasis.

We also interview speakers from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Pain Society. Pain Concern’s Sue Clayton gives a patient perspective to healthcare professionals, while Emma Briggs of the British Pain Society’s Pain Education Special Interest Group explains the importance of improving the pain education of healthcare professionals.

Issues covered in this programme include: Ankylosing spondylitis, patient voice, educating health professionals, education, inflammatory arthritis, joint pain, young people, school, policy, hydrotherapy, exercise, hereditary, physiotherapy, stretching, triggers, misinformation, dermatology and psoriasis.


Contributors:

  • Iain MacDonald and Tom Downie, Edinburgh branch of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
  • Janice Johnson, PSALV (Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers)
  • Sue Clayton, Pain Concern
  • Emma Briggs, Lecturer at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London and Chair of the British Pain Society’s Pain Education Special Interest Group.

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