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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 ...

People’s Panel for Persistent Pain seeks views

November 21 , 2023
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The Welsh Government is interested in hearing more about the experiences of adults who live with persistent pain. They are looking for people to: join a focus group of people living with persistent pain join a focus group of people caring for or working with people living with persistent pain share ...

NSAID Study Results

November 21 , 2023
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Last year some of our members kindly contributed to a study carried out by the University of Strathclyde on behalf of HIS (Healthcare Improvement Scotland). This study aimed to explore the advice and support offered to patients by pharmacists taking common painkillers known as NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory ...

Pain Concern Poster wins People’s Choice Award!

November 08 , 2023
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Find out about our award-winning poster, and take a read yourself.

Let’s Be Heard: Share your COVID-19 experiences

October 31 , 2023
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The independent Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s public engagement programme, Let’s Be Heard: Sharing Scotland’s COVID Experience, wants to hear from you. The Inquiry is investigating the devolved strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland and is calling on anyone who was in Scotland between 1 January 2020 to ...

Coast to Coast challenge raises awareness of pain

October 26 , 2023
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Niki Jones and Lee Vaughan (left, second from left), Trustee Richard Pell (centre) and their supporters. In September 2023 two fundraisers with lived experience of pain undertook an epic 144 mile ride from one side of the UK to the other, with the aim of highlighting the ...

7 observations from a novice marathon runner

October 03 , 2023
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On October 15 Cameron Mckechnie completed the Amsterdam Marathon in aid of Pain Concern - we caught up with him to find out about his endeavour before the run. 1. What inspired you to participate in this fundraising marathon (and have you done anything like this before?)? I ...

NICE are looking for your help

August 30 , 2023
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NICE are calling for help from people with lived experience of pain and their healthcare professionals - help shape their patient decision aid.

From persistent pain to passion project

August 22 , 2023
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Read about Lindsay McLean's experience of a pain management programme from the perspective of a patient, and how it affected her life.

How a medical practice changed its approach to pain

August 02 , 2023
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Calderside Medical Practice in Lanarkshire has moved from treating persistent pain as a symptom that needs a drug to treating it as a long-term condition that can be managed with information and support. Since changing their approach in 2016 they have registered around 300 patients with pain ...
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