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Pain Concern’s research study wins two prizes!

Pain Concern’s research study, which has identified a range of common barriers which can make the facilitation and adoption of self-management of chronic pain more difficult, has been awarded top poster at North British Pain Association Spring Conference 2015 and one of top 5 research posters at the British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

The study focused on the participants’ experiences of primary care and data was gathered from people living with chronic pain, carers and a wide range of primary care healthcare professionals. The study highlighted a range of commonly occurring barriers including those formed during one-to-one interactions between patient and healthcare professionals and those imposed by the constraints of the wider NHS organisation. The often lengthy and inconclusive patient journey towards diagnosis and treatment, the emotional impact of pain, the need for ongoing support and a purely medical approach were also highlighted as potential opportunities for barriers to form.

The full report and findings can be found here.

Look out for Pain Concern’s series of new online resources for patients to help understand & manage their pain better from an earlier stage in primary care. Coming soon! 

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