This area on the Faculty’s website encourages Fellows and pain management teams to post examples of innovative practice. These could be illustrations of exceptional practice or reflections of difficulties faced and how these were overcome (or not).
It is hoped that by sharing ideas, people will be encouraged to consider what they could do to improve their local service and how to go about this.
- "Re-connect: A model for working with persistent pain patients on returning to sexual activity"
- This model conceptualises the components of physiotherapy and psychology pain management skills, as well as sex therapy techniques, for facilitating sexual intimacy in those with chronic APP
- "Professional synergy" in a pain and addiction clinic
- Read about the positive outcomes experienced through joint working between a pain specialist and addiction specialist
- Supporting GP education in Pain Medicine: Pain clinic attachments for GP trainees
- In 2013 the Pain Clinic at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust became part of the GP training programme as part of a selection of training rotations
- Grünenthal Award Winner 2016: Relaxation and Distraction Workshop for 7-12 year old children in chronic pain and their parents
- Read about an innovative whole day art and craft based workshop for children and their parents, designed to educate and provide strategies
- Coffee evening for patients awaiting Spinal Cord Stimulation
- An initiative designed to provide patients currently on the waiting list for an SCS trial or a full implant with articulate, appropriate communication on matters of SCS in a safe and time-limited environment
- Self-reported Outcome Measures Questionnaire
- This simple questionnaire for patients uses four linear scales to measure pain, sleep, activity level and mood, and has enabled timely assessment of outcome following interventions
The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes current and relevant submissions for inclusion. These will be considered by our Professional Standards Committee.
The maximum word limit for submissions is 800 words.
To allow for queries from those that may want to implement a similar ‘innovation’ in their place of work, we ask that authors provide a contact email address to be published with the submission.