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PICS Pain team were very excited to host our first study day, entitled “Working with persistent pain”.  With fantastic admin support from Jo Faulkner in advance and on the day, we delivered talks covering the full scope of practice in persistent pain.

Paula Banbury PICS Pain Clinical Team Lead gave a Pain Pathway overview.  Mags Wigram PICS Advanced Practitioner (Physiotherapy) covered ‘Pain neurophysiology’, Dr Greg  Hobbs PICS Consultant Pain Specialist and Pain Clinical Lead, discussed ‘Medical interventions for pain’.  We then focussed on ‘Biopsychosocial assessment’ with Paula Banbury, ‘Psychological approaches’ with Caroline Neal PICS Pain Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and finally analgesia with Dr Roger Knaggs Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice.

Feedback on the day was been very positive from delegates who were multidisciplinary from a variety of clinical settings and requests for future study days topics were suggested..

PICS Pain Team are planning to make this an annual event for our team to support our colleagues in primary care.