Free health talk on how to stay in control of Pain - 18th November 2015 at Fairfield General Hospital

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Free health talk on how to stay in control of Pain - 18th November 2015 at Fairfield General Hospital
20 October 2015

ON Wednesday 18th November, senior physiotherapists from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free public talk on persistent pain, and how to be in more control of it, to be held at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury at its Education Centre (2-3pm).

Persistent pain (pain lasting more than three months) can affect any part of the body, and can affect people of any age, including children.

Nationally round one in eight people live with persistent pain and many of these people develop progressive disability, leading to loss of independence and poor quality of life. (Putting Pain on the Agenda: The Report of the First English Pain Summit, 2012)

This event will be led by Louise Darlington and Lucy Knott, senior physiotherapists from the Pennine Acute MSK physiotherapy department.  The public, NHS staff and members of the Trust will have the opportunity to find out more about persistent pain, why it might persist, and how it is best managed. There will also be time for discussion and to ask questions of the Trust’s clinicians.

Louise Darlington, senior physiotherapist at Fairfield General Hospital, said: “Persistent pain is a growing problem that affects people physically, emotionally and socially. Physiotherapy can offer advice and support on coping strategies to enable people to become more in control of their pain, and make a real difference to their quality of life.”

Patients are seen within the physiotherapy department at Fairfield General Hospital and will have their initial consultation with a physiotherapist, who helps them identify their individual needs and goals, and they together determine a management plan. This may vary from one to one treatment, attending our physiotherapy pain management programme which provides advice, education, exercise and support, and signposting to other services.

The talk will be held on Wednesday 18th November, 2-3pm in the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury. The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Trust’s FT members.  

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites, to give the public, staff and the Trust’s public members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT.   So far, around 12,000 people have signed up to become FT members.

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email 

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