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So what is a pandemic anyway?

April 21 , 2020
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The terms endemic, epidemic and pandemic are used to describe the way diseases (not just infections) affect populations of humans or animals. The terms epidemic and pandemic have a very similar meaning: an epidemic is a rise in the number of new cases of a disease in ...

Pain Concern and Covid-19

April 08 , 2020
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With the current pandemic causing uncertainty and confusion around the world, we will continue to keep our followers and supporters updated with any news relevant to people living with pain, their friends, family and healthcare professionals. We will strive to do our best to supply all our ...

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 ...

Pain Matters 74 — OUT NOW

February 25 , 2020
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INSIDE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TEAM Happy New Year from all of us at Pain Matters. In our first magazine of the new decade, we have invited the Chronic Pain Team from NHS Borders in the south of Scotland into the guest-editor’s chair for issue 74. In a jam-packed issue, ...

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 ...

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 ...
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