Understanding pain – a free presentation at The Royal Oldham Hospital, 11 April

Pain management
Understanding pain – a free presentation at The Royal Oldham Hospital, 11 April
08 April 2014

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk with Dr Swayamprakasam, consultant anaesthetist, which will give people the chance to find out more about pain management and the services provided by the Trust. 

The talk will be held on Friday 11th April, 10.30 am - 11.30 am at the Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital.   The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Trust’s staff and public members.

Pain is a very common experience which most people will have at some point in their life. It is one of the most common reasons why people seek help from health care professionals. 

Acute and chronic pain can be managed better by patients and healthcare professionals if they have a greater understanding of pain and its management. 

Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating, however it does not need to dominate the lives of people who suffer from it. Many people struggle with long-term pain, but help from GPs and pain services can lessen the pain, improve independence and help people cope in general.  There are two main types of pain:

  • Acute pain, also known as short-term pain, is pain that has started recently.
  • Chronic, or long-term pain, is pain that has lasted for three months or more.

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites, to give the public, staff and The Pennine Acute Trust’s public members the opportunity to learn more about healthcare and the services at the Trust.   So far, more than 11,000 people have signed up to become FT members. More details about events run by the Trust can be found in our events section

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk