Listening to music helps reduce pain and anxiety after surgery, review shows

Click for article

Click for article

Listening to music before, during, or after surgery notably decreases patients’ pain and anxiety and reduces their use of analgesic drugs, a review published in the Lancet has shown

Use of music has a long history of improving patients’ experience of being in hospital, and studies have shown positive effects on postoperative recovery. But no comprehensive review has previously studied its use in different types of surgery and at different stages of procedures

New network launched for rehabilitation professionals

The Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN) is hosted by VISION 2020 UK. The aim of the network is to represent the interests of rehabilitation workers and promote the work of the profession as it continues to move towards becoming a professional body. The network will enable members to promote best practice and share information.

Membership for the network is free and is open to any qualified rehabilitation worker. To join, please email Matt Broom atm.broom@vision2020uk.org.uk