Currently the Chronic Pain HIT is:
- Improving communication between healthcare professionals and people with chronic pain by providing best practice conversation videos for healthcare professionals.
- Applying knowledge learned from recent Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training to better support people with chronic pain who may not currently be accessing services.
- Promoting patient-informed research and evidence-based practice among chronic pain researchers and healthcare professionals through regular webinars: watch Autumn 2022 or Spring 2022
- Continuing to contribute to service/pathway improvements that will lead to an integrated community-based pain service.
Completed HIT projects
Conversations About Pain project: The following videos have been provided to help healthcare professionals in the assessment and management of chronic pain, in the context of palliative and end of life care. While these videos specifically relate to patients at end of life, we have had independent verification that they have wider relevance in supporting all patients experiencing chronic pain. Watch videos
Other HIT projects include:
- a survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on chronic pain services across Bristol and Bath during the first wave of the pandemic
- developing clinical pathways for pain and musculoskeletal services in Bristol
- education to GPs on opioid prescribing
- interdisciplinary training and education
- managing symptoms of fibromyalgia
- activities involving patients and members of the public.
Engaging with stakeholders
Watch a short video summarising our 2020 stakeholder engagement workshop:
Supporting people with chronic pain
Patients and healthcare professionals may find the following websites helpful: