PPA Blog: Is patient empowerment part of a neoliberal agenda?
Rebecca Hunter is a Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management, NHS Highland and a PhD Student in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Highlands and Islands. Here, Rebecca shares her perspectives on how patient empowerment within pain management may be upholding the neoliberalist and capitalist structures in our society.
*** Deadline Extended *** PPA Research Bursaries Opening for Submissions
The PPA Research Bursaries are open to applications with an extended deadline until 14th February.
The PPA aims to support pain related research activity of members.
PPA Research Bursaries Opening for Submissions
The PPA Bursaries are open to applications. The PPA aims to support research activity of members,
Persistent musculoskeletal pain and physical activity: insights from a research patient and public involvement group
Greg Booth, senior pain management and rehabilitation physiotherapist & senior research therapist and PPA member shares his experience and findings from involving patients and the public in aspects of his research.
PPA Blog - Listening with intention: developing skills in narrative approaches
Clair Jacobs is the PPA Education Officer and the Lead Physiotherapist at INPUT Pain Management Centre, Guys and Thomas’ NHS Trust.
As Education Officer for the PPA, I am keen to develop a wide variety of learning for our members and others that supports, builds skills, informs and enhances our clinical practice. The PPA are delighted to offer opportunities to people working in health and social care to learn more about narrative approaches. Narrative practice has transformed my interactions with others - professionally and personally.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Physiotherapy is key Webinar Q+A
The webinar CRPS: Physiotherapy is key was delivered on 29th June 2021 and a recording is available to members.
Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties with the video featuring someone living with CRPS. To be respectful to the volunteer sharing her story we are unable to share this video more widely, but emphasise that her desire was to promote early awareness of signs and symptoms of potential CRPS and early intervention to optimise management.
The presenters, Fiona Cowell (FC), Sharon Gillespie (SG), Selina Johnson (SJ) and Emma Mair (EM) have responded to questions posed during the webinar below.
Psychologically Informed Physiotherapy Training Report
In 2020, The Physiotherapy Pain Association , in partnership with The Health Innovation Network AHSN, St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Duke University, USA secured funding from Q Improvement Lab, a Health Foundation Initiative, to test innovative ideas to improve care and services for people living with pain. An evaluation report of this project – Psychologically Informed Collaborative Conversations (PIC-C) – now available to download.
Improving care for people living with fibromyalgia: Working with complexity - Webinar Questions Answered
The "Improving care for people living with fibromyalgia: Working with complexity" webinar was held on 3rd April 2021.
This informative webinar generated a lot of questions from the attendees. These were collated and are answered here by the presenters, Leila Heelas, Dr Anushka Soni, Dr Sandra Wiltshire and Amanda Wall.
The references from the session are detailed below.
Blog: What is Chronic Primary Pain and why does it matter?
Physiotherapist and PhD student Cass Macgregor, and Professor Blair H Smith share their thoughts on chronic pain, the WHO/IASP definition of chronic primary pain and the term's use in the NICE guidance.
NICE Guidance for Chronic pain (primary and secondary) published
The NICE guideline for Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain has been published.
The guidance has been updated from the draft guidance that the PPA consulted on in August 2020. There PPA welcomes some small, but notable changes from the draft that were part of the PPA submission.