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Shifting the conversation

Breaking the persistent pain cycle

Persistent pain symptoms are resistant to change with medical treatments, so if we concentrate on medication alone we are focusing on one of the least changeable aspects of the person’s long-term condition. learning more about how pain is affecting the patient’s life can help set them on a route to change… Read more >

Six Self Care Questions

A great way to get patients thinking about self-care in a constructive way, the Six Self Care Questions can be introduced at any stage in your work with them around managing their pain…  Read more >

Listen to the ‘pain story’

Dr Tim Williams explains why it’s important to listen to the patient’s ‘pain story’ from start to finish. Watch the video >

Pyschology in people with pain

Professor Tamar Pincus on what to do when pychology in people with pain makes pain management more diffcult Watch the video >

Pain management and action plans

Dr Frances Cole explores the impact of persistent pain and ways to manage it, with a patient  Watch the video >