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Pain Concern Statement on new NICE guidelines for management of chronic primary pain

April 12 , 2021
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12 April 2021 Pain Concern know from calls and emails to our helpline that these new guidelines are causing distress and anxiety to people living with chronic pain. Whilst we welcome the guidance on collaborative working between patients and healthcare professionals, and are pleased that the guidelines support ...

Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

November 03 , 2020
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Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by an educational grant from Kyowa Kirin. While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficacy of opioids when ...

Neuropathic Pain leaflet

November 25 , 2019
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We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia and ...

Airing Pain 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

July 07 , 2020
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Rethinking long-term pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose.  The opioid crisis reached its peak in the United States in 2017, where addiction and overprescription have led to 218,000 deaths from prescription overdoses between the years of 1999 and 2017. The ...

New Airing Pain – Available Tuesday 7 July

June 29 , 2020
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On Tuesday 7 July 2020, Airing Pain returns, with producer Paul Evans looking into opioid medication for chronic pain. Tune in as he speaks to two world-reknowned pain specialists, a GP and a chronic pain patient who maganged to reduce her medication, looking into the opioid addiction crisis, the rates ...

Pain Concern’s leaflet library has moved

April 06 , 2021
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We now have an online shop, where you can order our printed leaflets, at no charge, directly from us. The current selection is shown below. ...

Airing Pain 117: Patients as Research Partners

September 03 , 2019
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Involving patients in researching their own condition – it seems logical, so why is it not more common?  This edition was facilitated by the British Pain Society and recorded at their Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the potential for patients to ...

Opioid Epidemic

February 26 , 2019
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A recent article on the academic and current affairs website, The Conversation, by Professor Blair Smith from the University of Dundee, regarding his team’s study on the global increase in opioid use, has sparked debate over the overprescription of opioids in the UK. Professor Smith has found ...

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 ...

Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications – Study

March 07 , 2018
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A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO8ms ...

Powerful painkiller use ‘doubled in 15 years’ – BBC Article

September 25 , 2017
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The BBC has published an article concerning the rising use of 'potentially addictive painkillers' in England. You can read it here. ...

Response to news reports regarding fentanyl

August 02 , 2017
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Pain Concern supports the following press release from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine:  Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl:The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding ...
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