Palliative pain management programme

This project adapted a hospital-based pain management programme for the hospice setting, to empower palliative care patients with chronic pain to effectively manage their pain themselves

Pre-operative psychological intervention for patients receiving hip or knee replacement

South east England
This project implemented a pre-operative psychological assessment and management service for patients at risk of complicated pain management or psychological problems following hip and knee replacement surgery

A discrete choice experiment to value the personalisation of support for self-management of chronic pain

Led by Dr Christopher Burton, University of Aberdeen, this research aimed to examine how patients value the ways in which support for self-management of chronic pain is made personal to them, using discrete choice methodology.

North of England back pain pathway

North east England
The North of England back pain pathway aims to improve the management of patients with low back pain and radicular pain (sciatica) in the North East of England and Cumbria, building on an earlier pilot in South Tees funded by the local Academic Health Science Network. The project will implement a...

Fast-track group intervention for low back pain patients

Led by a team from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, this project developed an innovative group intervention for lower back pain patients, incorporating a bio-psychosocial approach. The team looked at the impact of changing the first point of contact within physiotherapy from a one-to-one...

Enabling people to self manage musculoskeletal pain

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project, led by Sloan Medical Centre in Sheffield, aimed to investigate whether a web-based resource could help people with chronic musculoskeletal pain improve their health literacy and self-manage their condition more effectively. The team worked with patients to co-design a website provid...

Safe, patient-controlled intravenous pain relief in children

Project led by Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with King's College London. Focused on paediatric wards. Aimed to minimise the risk of medication errors in nurse or patient-controlled analgesia (N/PCA). Introduced standard dose-banded...

Prevention of chronic back pain

South west England
Led by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the Dorset Pain Management Unit, this project aimed to reduce the incidence of chronic back pain, promote patient self-management and reduce the costs associated with managing back pain. The team designed a pain management programme f...

Developing a 'Working Well' service

North west England
Led by Salford Community Health and the University of Salford, this project aimed to reduce staff sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The project developed a worker-centred model of provision for staff health involving clinics and co-ordinated case management to support staf...

Improving the management of back pain (LIMBIC)

South west England
Led by Bournemouth University and partnered by BackCare, NHS Bournemouth and Poole, NHS Wiltshire, and the Institute of Musculoskeletal Research and Clinical Implementation, this project focused on back pain and addressing the inconsistencies in treatment across primary care. The team worked with...