PPA Webinar: Online Pain Management Groups

The PPA hosted a webinar on 29th May 2020 in response to the need to deliver group rehabilitation online due to COVID-19. The recording of the webinar is available here. 

 Clinical practice is changing rapidly to accomodate social distancing guidance.

With in person groups likely to be unavailable to most services for the forseeable future, the PPA Webinar aims share the experiences of patients and clinicians with online programmes and groups. 

We hope this will support those considering the set up and delivery of group programmes and share different ways of working.

The evidence suggests online pain management programmes are comparable to in person programmes, when the needs of individuals are considered.

Content of Webinar:

Tina Price (PPA Executive Committee - Patient Representative) and Rachel Bonnington share their experiences of a physiotherapy-led online group.

Diarmuid Denneny, Lead Physiotherapist from the Pain Management Centre UCLH and PPA Chair outlines the clinician's perspective on a physiotherapy-led online group.

Dr John O'Sullivan (Clinical Psychologist) and Robert Boast (physiotherapist) from Chealsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust share the challenges and opportunities of delivering an online intensive pain management programme.

Nicola Rhind, APP Pain Management Physiotherapist in NHS Grampian explores the development of a virtual pain management programme.

Leila Heelas, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in The Oprimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and PPA Executive Committee Link Officer with the British Pain Society, outlines experiences with eHealth / digital data collection. 

Chair: Claire Campbell, PPA PRO and Physiotherapist in NHS Forth Valley Pain Management Service 

One attendee, Richard Walters kindly shared a Data Risk Assessment Tool for the use of Zoom and agreed to share it here.

The recording of the webinar is available here.