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We’re Hiring – media roles recruitment

April 24 , 2024
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Pain Concern is recruiting for two new roles, Media Assistant and Social Media Coordinator – here is your opportunity to join a small team, dedicated to improving the lives of those who have lived experience of chronic pain. About Pain Concern  Pain Concern is a charity providing information and ...

Pain Concern receives funding for Pain Education Sessions

April 10 , 2024
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We are delighted to announce that Pain Concern has secured funding from the The Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund to support our pain education initiatives. Sam Mason and Heather Wallace at the Commonweal Fund Awards Ceremony. Following a recent committee meeting on Wednesday 6th March, the Commonweal ...

Bringing Virtual Care to a Rural Community

April 04 , 2024
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Charles Patterson is Digital Facilitator at Powys Living Well Service The Powys Living Well Service supports individuals across the rural county of Powys. Charles Patterson explains the importance of providing consistent, high-quality care and support as close to home as possible Supporting independence with local care Care and support close ...

Airing Pain 142 – a listener’s review

March 28 , 2024
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Dale Rockell listens to, and reviews, edition 142 of Airing Pain: Societal Inequalities and Disparities in Pain Management. Dale Rockell is a photographer, blogger and Airing Pain listener who lives with fibromyalgia. As someone living with Fibromyalgia, I have an active interest in learning to live better ...

You’ve got a friend in me – inspired fundraising run

February 27 , 2024
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Narrated and introduced by Beth Evans, editor of Pain Matters. First published in Pain Matters 85. In November of last year, Liz, 33, ran the Brighton 10k to fundraise for Pain Concern. She was inspired to do so because of her friendship with Vicki, 33 an office administrator for ...

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Chronic Pain Patients

February 29 , 2024
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Living with chronic pain can be a heavy burden. Indeed, people with chronic pain face double the risk of death by suicide compared to individuals without pain. And so it is vitally important to identify those at risk in order to get them the right help and ...

We’re hiring – Pain Educator

February 08 , 2024
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We're hiring - find out about our Pain Educator position.

Revolutionising Pain Management with AI Pete

February 27 , 2024
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Pete Moore Senior Trainer in the NHS Expert Patient Programme and Pain Champion A free interactive resource developed using cutting-edge technology to help millions living with persistent pain has been launched in collaboration with Teesside University. AI Pete: Interactive Support for Persistent Pain Academics from Teesside University’s Centre for Rehabilitation worked ...

Book review – The Chronic Pain Couple

December 14 , 2023
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The Chronic Pain Couple, by Karra Eloff. Review by Tim Atkinson Tim Atkinson is an author, freelance writer and Vice-Chairman of the British Pain Society Patient Voice Committee. "No man is an island" wrote John Donne. To which we might add man, woman, and child. But for the chronic ...

Book review – Zoe and Zak’s Pain Hacks

December 14 , 2023
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Zoe and Zak's Pain Hacks by Dr Joshua Pate. Review by Tim Atkinson Tim Atkinson is an author, freelance writer and Vice-Chairman of the British Pain Society Patient Voice Committee. Contrary to the long-held (and, thankfully, long-discredited) notion that babies "can't feel pain" we now know that, just like ...