You see a 28 year old tennis player who has pain in his right knee. This started during a match four days ago. He twisted to hit a ball but his foot remained in the same position. What is most likely to be going on? And what tests would you do? If you are not sure then this module will help. Click on the link to complete it today:
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The British Pain Society has launched five new pathways on the Map of Medicine to support commissioning and educate clinicians. The pathways may go on to inform the new NICE Quality Standard in pain.
The pathways are:
- Initial assessment and early management of pain
- Spinal pain
- Chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia
- Neuropathic pain
- Pelvic pain
“Referral rates and quality of care for patients with pain problems show a concerning variation. For the first time, commissioners, providers and patients now have access to evidence-based and high-quality pain pathways through the Map of Medicine. This is the first step in driving down variation in care, whilst enabling providers and commissioners to be able to negotiate and influence pain services in the best possible way to support patient care”
The pathways are available to healthcare professionals and can be adapted for local clinical use using Map of Medicine’s unique localising software tools available to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). To take advantage of the high-quality, peer-reviewed pathways visit the Map of Medicine.
Extract from The Staff Communications Bulletin
|The Community Pain Service are moving on 20 January 2012
|The Community Pain Service are moving from Weston Clinic on Friday 20 January 2012 to Waters Green Medical Centre on Monday 23 January 2012.
New address and contact details:
PCT Room 3, 3rd Floor, Waters Green Medical Centre
Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6JL