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New campaign targets orofacial pain

October 29 , 2013
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In October the new Global Year Against Pain (GYAP) – the International Association for the Study of Pain’s annual yearlong campaign – begins. This year it centres on orofacial pain, which is physical discomfort associated with the mouth and face. Each year IASP’s campaign attempts to raise awareness ...

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

September 23 , 2013
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If you’re considering volunteering, come and meet us in Edinburgh this Wednesday at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair. Volunteering is a great opportunity to build skills, experience and contacts. We could use your help in our helpline, media department, policy department, audio transcription, fundraising, ...

Scotland — ALLIANCE Chronic Pain Networking Meetings

October 14 , 2013
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Responses are still being invited for the Scottish Government’s consultation on the provision of specialist residential chronic pain services in Scotland. The closing date for responding is Sunday 27 October, and the consultation documents can be found on the Scottish Government website. The ALLIANCE (Health and Social Care ...

Can listening to music help with pain management?

October 14 , 2013
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Lloydspharmacy is looking into how listening to music can help with pain management and would like to know what you think. Have you tried listening to music to relax or distract yourself from chronic pain? Do you think it can help you to manage your pain? Lloydspharmacy would ...

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 ...