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Time to get serious about chronic pain: delivering the care that patients really need

Time to get serious about chronic pain: delivering the care that patients really need

25th October 2017
2 hours

An event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the 50th anniversary of The British Pain Society

Wednesday 25th October 2017Time:           

13:00 - 15:00 (light lunch at 13.00)

TBC Speakers:

  • Dr Peter Cole, Oxford Pain Consultants and Workforce Lead and Regional Advisor, Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Dr John Hughes, Consultant in Pain Management, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust and Vice Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Dr Zoey Malpus, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Pain Management and elected Council Member of the British Pain Society
  • Dr Paul Wilkinson, Pain Management Consultant, Newcastle Pain Management Unit and Vice President, British Pain Society

Pain is often considered a symptom of some other illness, although it is now clear that pain can also be a condition in its own right. From time to time the problem of chronic pain appears in the media, and then it is overshadowed by other pressing problems in the NHS and social care. However, with eight million people in the UK experiencing and living with chronic pain that is moderately or severely disabling, the time has surely come for comprehensive services to be commissioned to treat people living with chronic pain – supported by a workforce with both specialist and generalist training.

To discuss how we can deliver consistently high-quality pain services for patients across the UK, we are delighted to be joined by a distinguished panel of speakers including Dr Peter Cole, a long-standing pain consultant, now with Oxford Pain Consultants and Workforce Lead and Regional Advisor for the Faculty of Pain Medicine; Dr John Hughes, Consultant in Pain Management, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine; Dr Zoey Malpus, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Pain Management and elected Council Member of The British Pain Society; and Dr Paul Wilkinson, Pain Management Consultant at Newcastle Pain Management Unit and Vice President of The British Pain Society.  We are also delighted that Lord Luce, a long-time champion of people living with chronic pain, will be with us, sharing his knowledge and expertise of the issue over a long career in Parliament.

Join us for this debate on how we can transform the long-term care of people living with chronic pain. RSVP to: ryan.duncanson@policyconnect.org.uk

    Location
    Houses of Parliament
    SW1 0AA
    United Kingdom