So what is a pandemic anyway?

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 a population; a p
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Transcript – Programme 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients and Parents

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 Sa
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Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience, Out Now

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

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 ann
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New Airing Pain episode, coming soon

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

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) al
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Transcript – Programme 103: Pain and Relationships

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 betwee
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Sex and chronic pain

Sex and chronic pain Persistent pain can impact on mood and on many areas of life such as work, exercise and socialising. This leaflet is designed to give advice to people who have found it more difficult or have had to give up sexual activity because of pain It is often a difficult t
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Airing Pain 113: Translating Chronic Pain

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

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 liste
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