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BOOK REVIEW – Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 04 , 2020
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Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin   Dead Ink Books, 320pp, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1911585541 Published May 2019   Review by Sarah Edwards   This novel is written from the perspective of Laura, a young woman with endometriosis. It tracks her life backwards from 2016, as a working mother in New York, all the way ...

Evaluation of Pain Matters

March 03 , 2020
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WE NEED YOUR HELP:   We are going to be performing an evaluation of our magazine, Pain Matters, over the course of the next few months. Evaluation is a key factor in securing funds, not just for future issues of Pain Matters, but to fund all the work we do here at ...

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

February 17 , 2020
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In issue 73 of Pain Matters, we published an article about the Matrix programme, developed by the Pain Management Centre at University College London Hospitals to help introduce mindfulness into their neuropathic pain treatment.   You can read all about the programme here: thriveglobal.com/stories/how-a-mindfulness-based-approach-is-helping-people-manage-chronic-pain/   Or, to read the original article in our Pain ...

New Airing Pain – Available 3 March 2020

February 12 , 2020
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AIRING PAIN 121: LIVING WITH PERSISTENT PAIN IN WALES Listen to the trailer below   AVAILABLE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD FROM TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020 (VIA THE PAIN CONCERN WEBSITE, APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY OR WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS)   Programme details: In April 2019, the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales ...

Neuropathic Pain leaflet

November 25 , 2019
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We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia and ...

Pain Concern’s Annual General Meeting 2019

November 22 , 2019
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After a successful AGM on Thursday 7 November, it was announced that Heather Wallace has stepped down from the trustee board as part of Pain Concern's ongoing restructure at board level. She will stay on as general manager, overseeing the day to day running of the charity.   Elections ...

Digital Subscription Cyber Week Sale!

November 20 , 2019
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday will soon be here, which means digital subscriptions to Pain Matters magazine will be 35% off between 25 November and 8 December over at Pocketmags.com.     Also coming up is out Mega Sale! which will run between 26 December and 12 January, during which you ...

Pain Matters Back Issues

November 18 , 2019
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Missed an issue of Pain Matters? Fear not. You can now buy a selection of back issues via our website.   Click here for more details   Please note: these magazines are only available to people in the UK and while stocks last. For customers outside the UK, or for a ...

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience, Out Now

November 05 , 2019
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Experts by Experience, a new Airing Pain episode recorded live at the British Pain Society's special interest group on pain management programmes, is out now. This episode looks at the psychological benefit to patients, and the professional value to healthcare trusts, of patient-volunteers working within pain management programmes. Listen ...

Pain Matters 73: Neuropathic pain special – Out Now!

October 31 , 2019
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We are delighted here at Pain Matters HQ to have the neuropathic pain team from University College London Hospital Pain Management Centre guest-editing issue 73. This edition of the magazine takes an in-depth look at all aspects of neuropathic pain, from what it is to how best to manage ...