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Transcript – Programme 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

March 26 , 2020
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How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director ...

Transcript – Programme 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients and Parents

March 19 , 2020
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What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the ...

Airing Pain 121: Living with Persistent Pain in Wales

March 03 , 2020
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Discussing the future of chronic pain services across Wales This edition of Airing Pain has been partially funded by an educational grant from Grünenthal Limited, donated for this purpose In April 2019, the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales launched the guidance document Living with Persistent Pain ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience: Working together in pain management programmes

November 05 , 2019
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Patient volunteers and healthcare professionals on working together in pain management programmes This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from the Plum Trust. In September, the British Pain Society’s special interest group on pain management programmes held their annual conference. A workshop entitled ‘Experts by ...

New Airing Pain episode, coming soon

October 31 , 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 coming soon. 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2019
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor. Pain Management, the fun way. This edition has been funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The British Pain Society’s (BPS) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society ...

Transcript – Programme 103: Pain and Relationships

July 26 , 2019
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How pain’s unpredictability can affect interpersonal relationships, and recognising help when it appears. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the JTH Charitable Trust and the Persula Foundation. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. With between one third and one half of people living with ...

Airing Pain 113: Translating Chronic Pain

May 08 , 2019
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Using creative writing to better represent the chronic pain experience. This edition is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Chronic pain often exists ways that cannot be seen. Due to the intangible and ambiguous nature of many chronic pain conditions that lack clear-cut causes and treatment, patients ...

Airing Pain 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

April 02 , 2019
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How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain, and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Cancer Pain

March 11 , 2019
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Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and Bristol Pain Management Programme

February 25 , 2019
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What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 100: Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Session

February 25 , 2019
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In this 100th edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks to Heather Wallace, creator and driving force behind the Airing Pain radio programmes, who discusses the inspiration that led to the programme and its continued importance for Pain Concern and the chronic pain community. To listen to this ...

Airing Pain 110: Living with Cancer Pain

February 05 , 2019
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Living with a diagnosis, what palliative care entails, and non-pharmacological treatments This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. According to Cancer Research UK, 50% of all people in England and Wales diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more. This edition of Airing Pain ...

Transcript – Programme 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

November 12 , 2018
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How Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool can help focus pain appointments. This edition is funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. In 2015 Pain Concern released its report ‘Breaking barriers to self-management ...

Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

November 06 , 2018
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How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it ...

Transcript – Programme 104: How Sleep and Chronic Pain Interact

September 25 , 2018
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More pain, less sleep. Less sleep, more pain. The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? This edition is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer ...

Promo for Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool

September 12 , 2018
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New research from Pain Concern offers the prospect of better care for those living with chronic pain. The specially-developed 'Navigator Tool' encourages positive communication between people seeking to manage debilitating pain and their healthcare professionals. Expect more information in the next few weeks, with an Airing Pain programme on ...

Airing Pain 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2018
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor; Pain management, the fun way For a full transcript of this programme, click here. This edition was funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. The British Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society to be reflected through seminars, scientific ...

Transcript – Programme 102: Chronic Pain and Resilience

July 31 , 2018
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What can be done for athletes at the highest level in the context of chronic pain, and how one man with a spinal injury found himself “in the zone” through cycling.  This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. To listen to this programme, please ...

Transcript – Programme 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

June 12 , 2018
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Experts and patients discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS, and, if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable ...

Airing Pain 103: Pain and Relationships

June 11 , 2018
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How pain’s unpredictability can affect interpersonal relationships, and recognising help when it appears For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the JTH Charitable Trust and the Persula Foundation. With between one third and one half of people living with ...

Transcript – Programme 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

April 16 , 2018
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In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was ...

Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

April 03 , 2018
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How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is ...

Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

March 14 , 2018
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Airing Pain’s centenary! In this landmark edition Paul Evans explores the origins of Airing Pain with founder Heather Wallace, and visits one of Pain Concern’s informative pain education sessions For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. In 2010, Airing Pain was conceived as a way for ...

Transcript – Programme 89: Dementia

January 22 , 2018
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The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and the ...

Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and North Bristol Pain Management Programme

January 03 , 2018
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What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association ...

Airing Pain 96: The British Pain Society at 50

November 14 , 2017
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In honour of the British Pain Society reaching a 50-year milestone, current BPS president Dr Andrew Baranowski, founding member Professor Sir Michael Bond, and Pain Concern’s chair Heather Wallace were invited to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to the understanding of pain For a full transcript ...

Airing Pain 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

September 06 , 2017
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Experts and sufferers discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS and if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The ...

Airing Pain 93: Easy Being Green

August 07 , 2017
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AP al fresco! The benefits of gardening for our physical and mental health, plus why, when it comes to green space, size isn’t everything… For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Getting some gentle ...

Airing Pain 92: Diabetic Neuropathy

July 05 , 2017
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Watch your step: with 80% of amputations preventable with the proper care, we discuss diabetic neuropathy & why we should treat our feet    For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. There are around 4.5 million people ...

Airing Pain 91: Not an Old Man’s Disease

June 07 , 2017
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We talk to campaigners, MPs, patients and specialists about the most common form of inflammatory arthritis: gout For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and affects 1 ...

Airing Pain 89: Dementia

April 12 , 2017
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The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and the Cruden Charitable Foundation. According ...

Airing Pain 87: Vulvodynia

February 15 , 2017
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From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of Vulvodynia on women today                                                    For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund For Scotland. Vulvodynia is a nerve-based pain, often described as a burning or ...

Airing Pain 86: Sickle Cell Disease

February 01 , 2017
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Patient and clinician perspectives on living with Sickle Cell disease and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by donations from Pain Concern’s friends and supporters. An estimated 15,000 people in the UK are living with ...

Airing Pain 85: Pain in Europe

July 26 , 2016
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Why pain is a matter of life and death, the struggle for diagnosis and challenging misperceptions of palliative care For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by Grunenthal. Around 20 per cent of Europe’s adult population live with chronic pain and the consequences ...

Airing Pain 84: Cancer pain

July 11 , 2016
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How cancer survivors can manage long term pain and creating a home from home at the hospital For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. More people than ever before survive cancer, but the disease and treatment can have ...

Airing Pain 83: Arthritis: From self-help to cutting edge research

June 30 , 2016
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Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Over ten million people in the UK live with arthritis and it is ...

Airing Pain 82: Pain, PTSD and perfume

June 15 , 2016
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The emotional and physical impacts of injury and how to cope with them For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and the MacRobert Trust. In the third instalment of our Airing Pain miniseries on military veterans ...

Transcript – Programme 74: Music

February 29 , 2016
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Tune in and turn down the volume on pain. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Could music be a key resource for managing pain? The results of a survey on music and chronic pain are promising, according to psychologist and musician Prof ...

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

February 06 , 2016
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Today, February 6 marks the 10th annual Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. It’s an awful thing to have to commemorate. According to the World Health Organization, about 140 million women and girls are living with the consequences of FGM–the vast majority (about 101 million) ...

Radio Production Awards 2015 – The Winners!

November 25 , 2015
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The winners for the 2015 Radio Productions Awards have been announced, with Airing Pain's very own producer and presenter Paul Evans taking home the Best Nations & Regions Producer prize! Paul won the award (sponsored by Quattrain) for not only all of his invaluable work for us at Pain Concern; ...

Airing Pain 74: Music

November 10 , 2015
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Tune in and turn down the volume on pain For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by grants from the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation and the Scottish Government. Could music be a key resource for managing pain? The results of a survey on music ...

Airing Pain 73: Foot Pain

October 27 , 2015
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Taking care of our feet, plus, why we need toes For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by a grant from the Schuh Trust. About ten per cent of the adult population experience disabling levels of foot pain. Producer Paul Evans hears from ...