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So what is a pandemic anyway?

April 21 , 2020
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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 ...

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 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 ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 12 , 2019
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[message_box color="white"]Download a pdf version of this leaflet here.[/message_box] 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 18 , 2019
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Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these formative years can become multifaceted. With 8% of young people in the 13-18 age range affected by chronic pain (15,000 living with arthritis alone), the transition ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

January 09 , 2019
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How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key. This programme is supported by an educational grant from the Tillyloss Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one ...

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 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

October 02 , 2018
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How Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool can help focus pain appointments This edition has been funded by funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. In 2015 Pain Concern released its report ‘Breaking barriers to self-management of chronic pain in primary care’, marking the ...

Airing Pain 106: Pain Education For Doctors, Patients And Parents

September 04 , 2018
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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 This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the British Pain Society, doctors and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 12 , 2018
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Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these formative years can become multifaceted. With 8% of young people in the 13-18 age range affected by chronic pain (15,000 living with arthritis alone), the transition ...

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 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

December 05 , 2017
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How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key This programme is supported by an educational grant from the Tillyloss Trust. Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one of the basic human needs. It allows us to express love ...

Parenting a child or young person with chronic pain

August 11 , 2016
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Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet. Please note: This leaflet has just been revised and is in the process of being redesigned and reprinted. This PDF is the previous version. To read an up-to-date version of the text then click here.   Parenting ...

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 61: Deciding Together

July 15 , 2014
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How shared decision making works in practice, plus, making IT work for people in pain and healthcare professionals This edition has been funded by Pain Concern’s friends and supporters. In this edition of Airing Pain we hear about how people in pain can take an active role in their care through ...

Airing Pain 60: Pain in the Family: Young adults 2 of 2

July 01 , 2014
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How pain affects the relationship between adults and young people and tips from a family therapist This edition has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian’s Self-directed Support Innovation Fund. In the second of our two programmes focusing on young carers for people in pain, ...

Airing Pain 59: Pain in the Family: Young adults 1 of 2

June 17 , 2014
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The experiences of young people whose family is affected by pain and a campaign to help improve their lives This edition has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian’s Self-directed Support Innovation Fund. Lost childhood, financial burden, emotional turmoil and guilt – these are some ...

Airing Pain 58: The Pain Toolkit

June 05 , 2014
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Learning to live with it: a toolkit for self-management This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. ‘You have to learn to live with it.’ Pete Moore’s GP told him after running out of treatment options for chronic pain. From his own experiences of learning ...

Airing Pain 56: Images and Perceptions

May 06 , 2014
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Artist’s impressions of pain in the clinic, and clubbing or model railways? Why living a good life with pain is in the eye of the beholder This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. If only pain were visible…Deborah Padfield talks to producer Paul Evans ...

Airing Pain 55: More Power to You

April 24 , 2014
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Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. In Airing Pain episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able ...

Airing Pain 51: At the Community Pain Management Programme

January 06 , 2014
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Practical insights and life-changing experiences at a community pain management course [For a Welsh language transcript please click here.] This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Wales. In the previous edition of Airing Pain we explored the pros and cons of taking ...

Airing Pain 44: Pain Management at Both Extremes of Life

May 22 , 2013
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Pain experienced by the very young and very old and the similar issues arising when dealing with these very different types of patient This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks ...

Airing Pain 40: Children in Pain

March 28 , 2013
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The pain management needs of children and young people and the impact of their pain on family life This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. This programme focuses on pain in children and young people, including the different needs they have and the unique challenges that ...

Airing Pain 37: What is Pain?

July 27 , 2012
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What pain is, and why understanding your pain is important In this programme Professor Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, explains the relationship between chronic pain and the brain, incorporating personal stories which illuminate this relationship. The importance ...

Airing Pain 28: Self-Management: Pacing and communication

March 15 , 2012
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Learning to manage pain with Arthritis Care’s self-management programme This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. In the previous edition of Airing Pain we featured the work of the charity, Arthritis Care, and, following up from that programme, Paul Evans looks into their self-management programme, the Challenging Pain ...