Measuring What Matters Webinar Recording

Recording of the Measuring What Matters webinar that took place on 10th May 2022 is available here.

This timely webinar was on topics related to the selection and completion of outcome measures for people living with pain who access healthcare.

The recording commences at the beginning of the first presentation by Dr Gail Sowden. The four presentations from leaders in pain services across England included:

  • What we should be collecting and commonly used outcome measures - Dr Gail Sowden, Consultant Physiotherapist and National Pain Lead, Connect Health

  • The changing face of PMP evidence from the virtual world- Selina Johnson, Specialist Physiotherapist, The Walton Centre Liverpool

  • PROMS - do they capture clinically meaningful change and patients' experience of them- Leila Heelas, Consultant Physiotherapist and Clinical Lead, Optimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit (Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT)

  • Future opportunities including wearable devices - Diarmuid Denneny, Professional Lead Physiotherapist in the Pain Management Centre (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH)

The recording of the Measuring What Matters webinar can be accessed here.

About the speakers

Dr Gail Sowden is the National Lead for Pain and a Consultant Physiotherapist for Connect Health and a Research Fellow at Keele University. She is involved in world leading musculoskeletal research and supports the implementation of key research findings into policy and practice. She leads and contributes to the development of national policy and practice and is a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellow Alumni. She is the Chair of the British Pain Societies (BPS) Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group and sat on the BPS Academic Scientific Committee. She has been a member of a number of other committees and working groups (e.g. national standards, competencies, clinical guidelines), publishes in peer reviewed journals, delivers post graduate courses internationally and has presented at a number of international and national conferences.
Selina Johnson currently works within the Walton Centre pain management service, Liverpool. She is physio lead on the specialist  pelvic pain PMP and physiotherapy research lead for the PMP. Her special interests are CRPS, pelvic pain, neuropathic pain and low frequency stimulation. In addition to her clinical work she is also completing a PhD at Liverpool university which will explore the use of low frequency nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain via a NIHR funded research trial. 
Leila Heelas is the Clinical Lead and Consultant Physiotherapist in the multidisciplinary Optimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit (Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT). She has a personal interest in working with CRPS, hypermobility and offering treatment to people who may have psychological barriers to group work. Leila has an MSc in Pain Management and holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is interested in how to influence managers and how to promote the benefits of pain management as a specialism and to this end has a PG Certificate in management (MBA – Stage 1). Leila has presented at conferences and is an honorary lecturer at Brookes University. 
Diarmuid Denneny is professional lead physiotherapist at the Pain Management Centre (PMC), the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Clinically he is an advanced practitioner physiotherapist and independent prescriber. Diarmuid was a member of the guideline development committee for the NICE chronic pain guidelines. Diarmuid is contributes to the UCL MSC in Pain Management. He also has interests in the non-medical management of CRPS and is a committee member of CRPS UK.

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