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Poster initiative offers help for people with chronic pain

Self-man­age­ment advice and infor­ma­tion for peo­ple liv­ing with chron­ic pain is being made avail­able to peo­ple across Scot­land in their local phar­ma­cy thanks to a cam­paign run joint­ly by Pain Con­cern and Pain Asso­ci­a­tion Scot­land with the sup­port of the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment and Health­care Improve­ment Scotland.

The cam­paign aims to encour­age peo­ple with pain to ask for advice from their phar­ma­cist, as well as pro­mot­ing aware­ness of the infor­ma­tion, resources and train­ing avail­able for self-man­age­ment. Posters and leaflets pro­vid­ing this infor­ma­tion have gone up in 1243 com­mu­ni­ty phar­ma­cies across Scotland.

Dr Steve Gilbert, Nation­al Lead Clin­i­cian for Chron­ic Pain, said: “Rais­ing aware­ness of chron­ic pain will help every­one to get the best advice about pain man­age­ment and to find ways of real­ly mak­ing a difference.”

It is hoped that the posters, promi­nent­ly dis­played in phar­ma­cy win­dows, will be ide­al­ly locat­ed to catch the eye of many of the 18% of peo­ple in Scot­land who the NHS esti­mates live with chron­ic pain, and may prompt those who have not pre­vi­ous­ly sought or been able to find the help they need in man­ag­ing their pain to take action.

Heather Wal­lace, Chair of Pain Con­cern, said: “This six-week poster cam­paign is an impor­tant new devel­op­ment in empow­er­ing peo­ple to self-man­age their pain”. She con­tin­ued; “Nev­er before has all the infor­ma­tion been put togeth­er like this. By util­is­ing Scotland’s com­mu­ni­ty phar­ma­cies we will reach those peo­ple who need it most”.

Vis­it your phar­ma­cist or the Scot­tish Pain Man­age­ment web­site for more information.

Access a pdf of the leaflet avail­able in phar­ma­cies here


Dahdrian Adewumi

Thanks for the infor­ma­tion. It was very valuable.

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