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Pain Matters Magazine: online survey

March 31 , 2014
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This survey is now closed Pain Concern would like to invite you to an online survey of our Pain Matters magazine. You can take the survey by following the Pain Matters Survey link. Since 1995 Pain Matters has been a valuable resource for many people living with pain and ...

Exploring patients’ experiences: ‘Struggling to be me’ video

March 28 , 2014
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A film ‘Struggling to be me’ exploring patients’ experiences of living with chronic musculoskeletal pain, received over 2,000 hits on NIHR youtube within a 12 week period. This film presents the findings from a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR) project [1] ...

Petition on pain: ask about it and measure it

March 21 , 2014
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A new online petition is calling for the UK health authorities to improve the way they treat people in pain. The petition, launched by Jean Gaffin, Pain UK's Pain Champion for 2013, is intended to build a groundswell of support to pressure the UK Department of Health and ...

New campaign to support young carers

January 24 , 2014
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Pain Concern was at the launch of a really important campaign to support young carers on January 23. Care. Fair. Share. aims to get a fairer deal for Scotland’s estimated 100,000 young carers – equal to ten percent of the school-age population. As the annual National Campaign ...

New chronic pain guideline for Scotland

December 19 , 2013
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People on painkillers for chronic pain should have at least an annual review of their medication to ensure they are being given the best drugs to treat their condition, according to new advice to be issued to GPs and other healthcare professionals. The recommendations – issued by the ...

Painful Truth Twitter Web Clinic

December 09 , 2013
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This Wednesday, we are co-hosting a Twitter Q&A with The Painful Truth, answering your questions about chronic pain, especially regarding living with pain in the festive season.The Painful Truth is a collaborative campaign to raise awareness of chronic pain and the need for innovation in chronic pain ...

Support us with your online shopping

December 05 , 2013
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If you're doing any shopping online, why not support us through Easyfundraising? It is very simple and won't cost you a penny. Just sign up to their site and you can search for products on a range of online shopping sites, and Easyfundraising will donate to us ...

Edinburgh Christmas 5k Fun Run

November 29 , 2013
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The staff and volunteers at Pain Concern are taking part in the Edinburgh Christmas 5k Fun Run to raise money for the charity. You can help us out by donating on our JustGiving page. You can donate as much as you like, and also apply Gift Aid to your ...

Online course set to improve pain treatment

November 21 , 2013
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December sees the launch of a new e-PAIN programme designed to improve early diagnosis and management of pain. The multi-disciplinary programme is aimed at all NHS healthcare professionals who do not specialise in pain medicine, but regularly encounter patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. Dr Douglas ...

Final National Pain Audit report findings: safety protocols need to be reviewed in many services

October 30 , 2013
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A British Pain Society and Dr Foster Intelligence joint Audit has found that safety protocols need to be reviewed in many specialist pain services to ensure that mental health risk assessment and full case reviews of missed diagnoses are routinely performed. The report recommended that specialist training ...
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