Joint Pain Concern-NHS pain education project wins awards
Pain Concern’s collaboration with Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) NHS was a winner last night at the Alliance Scotland’s Self Management Awards. The project won in the Self Management Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership of the Year category.
The pilot project nominated for the award ‘West Dunbartonshire Chronic Pain Primary Care Service Development Project’ sought to find a new way to provide education sessions on pain to the public. Pain Concern and GGC NHS have now expanded the project to locations across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.
The pain education session is for anyone who has had pain for more than 12 weeks and people can self-refer or be referred by their GP, physiotherapist or other healthcare or social care professional. The sessions aim to give participants a better understanding of their pain to help them to manage their condition more effectively in the long term.