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Listeners and Readers Panel

September 26 , 2013
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We are currently recruiting for our Listeners and Readers Panel. Would you be interested in helping us to make our information as helpful and informative as possible? As part of the Panel you will listen to audio files, give us feedback on interviews, and read occasional information leaflets ...

The Loch Ness Marathon – Raising money for Pain Concern

August 16 , 2013
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Colin Rae, Andy Crockett and Lars Williams will be running the Loch Ness marathon, September 29th 2013, to raise funds for Pain Concern. The runners: Colin Rae - gazelle-like natural Colin moves with a gazelle-like grace that would appear to lend support to the notion that humans are, as the ...

James Lind Alliance’s Osteoarthritis Survey

August 01 , 2013
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The James Lind Alliance's Priority Setting Partnership have published a new 10-minute survey to investigate the gathering uncertainties about hip and knee replacements for osteoarthritis. If you have or know someone who has osteoarthritis of the hip or the knee, or you are a healthcare professional, take the ...

Help develop training course for healthcare professionals in managing children and young people’s pain

July 12 , 2013
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The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has received funding to develop an online training course for doctors and senior healthcare professionals who are responsible for managing Children and Young People’s Pain. In order to ensure the training course enables doctors to meet the needs of ...

Video highlights from Societal Impact of Pain 2013

May 21 , 2013
Pain experts from across the European Union met in Brussels in May for a meeting of the Societal Impact of Pain. The group is a lobbying platform which aims to improve pain management across the EU. This year's meeting focused on two topics: how best to measure ...

Evaluation shows Airing Pain benefits people in pain

May 14 , 2013
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Airing Pain is ‘an excellent resource that gives good information and support’ and ‘makes you feel part of the pain community’, according to feedback from listeners. These comments were recorded in a recent evaluation of Pain Concern’s radio show to assess how far Airing Pain has been ...

European experts meet to push for improved pain management

April 30 , 2013
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Since 2010, improving European pain management has been the key objective of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) lobby group. On 14-15 May 2013, the SIP’s annual meeting will continue its mission of raising international awareness of the impact of pain. The meeting, hosted by the EU ...

Pain Concern launches new website

February 01 , 2013
No Comments has relaunched with a host of new features and improvements to design and layout. The website’s renewal is a crucial part of our drive to make our information more accessible to people who live with pain and healthcare professionals across the UK. The new site’s fresh, ...

Poster initiative offers help for people with chronic pain

January 24 , 2013
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Self-management advice and information for people living with chronic pain is being made available to people across Scotland in their local pharmacy thanks to a campaign run jointly by Pain Concern and Pain Association Scotland with the support of the Scottish Government and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The campaign ...

‘High variation’ in pain management care, reveals National Pain Audit

January 23 , 2013
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Pain clinics make a real difference to the majority of their users, but many patients do not have access to adequate services or face long waiting lists. These were among the findings of the National Pain Audit (NPA), the first comprehensive survey of pain management services across ...