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Pain Matters 80 — Out Today

May 13 , 2022
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Our new issue, Pain Matters 80, is released today, Friday 13th May 2022. How we think about pain and how we research it. Inside Issue 80: Funding for pain research is absolutely essential in order to move towards a healthcare system with improved outcomes, where quality of patient care ...

BBC Produces Exclusive Survey on Adults with Chronic Pain

May 13 , 2022
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Earlier this week the BBC released their findings after conducting an exclusive survey on adults with chronic pain. The BBC launched an investigation which revealed staggering numbers of people living with chronic pain. Watch A Life of Pain on BBC iPlayer now or read the BBC's findings ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 122: The Many Faces of Research & Fibromyalgia

May 05 , 2020
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Visiting the forefront of research into pain conditions This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from The Mirianog Trust donated for this purpose. It was recorded at the end of April 2020, the second month of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. All interviews were recorded prior ...

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. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of the Centre for Pain Research at Leeds Beckett ...

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 This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain that differ? In this ...

Airing Pain 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

February 17 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture This edition has been funded by Grünenthal. Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowena Jacobs attended the fifth Societal ...

Airing Pain 54: Opioids, Memories and Prison Healthcare

February 12 , 2014
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Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans talks to Dr Cathy Stannard, a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, who outlines ...

Airing Pain 47: The Power of the Mind

November 06 , 2013
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Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. In this edition of Airing Pain Paul Evans explores the possibility of controlling pain through techniques that focus on ...

Airing Pain 39: National Pain Audit

March 14 , 2013
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The state of pain services in England and Wales: the National Pain Audit’s findings revealed At the launch of the National Pain Audit at the Science Museum in London, Paul Evans talks to people who took a leading role in its development about the need for an audit ...

Airing Pain 31: Brain Imaging: Looking into your pain

April 18 , 2012
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How pain can be seen in the brain, and the research showing pain to be a condition in its own right This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. In this programme we feature two areas of research which are helping in the understanding of pain. Professor Karen ...

Airing Pain 30: SUCCESSful Research into Chronic Conditions

April 05 , 2012
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How a patient group is getting involved in setting health policy for chronic conditions This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. How can patients with chronic pain get involved with research into managing their condition? Producer Paul Evans talks to SUCCESS (Service Users with Chronic Conditions ...
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