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Delivering online groups

We met with our local persistent pain support group (Camden) and another person with lived experience to discuss ideas in the initial weeks of lockdown. This led to the development of an online physiotherapy for pain management support group for people who were referred to our service for individual physiotherapy.    It was very clear that our patients wanted to be offered the choice to participate in this rather than be kept on a waiting list or worse not contacted.    The has since...

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Pain management beyond COVID

A pro active group, let by Louise Trewern and supported by the PPA to connect people with lived experience and HCPs in  shaping and influencing service delivery options beyond this Pandemic. With the widespread disruption (or even temporary closure) of many pain services, coupled with rapid transition to online delivery of many services, people.with lived experience are demonstrating their desire to be actively involved. Plans are afoot to hold monthly meetings 

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London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on May 16, 2020

Bio Diarmuid 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 awarded an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship and is interested in the development of clinical academic roles for physiotherapists. He has a particular interest in psychologically informed practice and the role for physiotherapists in supporting people who have pain and medication related issues. He has published peer reviewed articles relating to physiotherapy practice in pain including systematic reviews of trigger point manual therapy, a rapid review of automated outcome measures and an observational study on behaviours of experienced physiotherapists working within a psychologically informed model. Diarmuid is a member of the guideline development committee for the NICE chronic pain guidelines. Diarmuid is a module lead (Strategies for the Self-Management of Pain) for the new 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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Physiotherapy pain association (PPA)chair, and University college London hospitals NHS Foundation trust Pain management centre

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