Pain Training

In order to improve awareness of Chronic Pain amongst Health Care Professionals around the county, various tiers of training have been designed and are already being delivered:

Staff of the Dorset Pain Mangement Service provide training for:

Primary Care: for GPs and other Primary Care Staff at all the GP surgeries in Dorset

Secondary Care: staff working in Acute Hospitals, in Community Services and in Mental Health Services

Trainees: Trainees from the following specialities are offered placements within the service: GPs, Anaesthetic Registrars, Psychology, Nursing, OT and Physiotherapy. We have excellent links with the University of Southampton, Bournemouth University, University of Exeter have the continued oppportunity to train under the supervison of our specialist staff team.

Voluntary Sector: We provide regular updates to members of members of various voluntary sector organisations to learn from the 'lived' experiences of people living in pain and share relevant research with them.

External organisations: We have worked hard to develope link with Job Centres, with Exercise Referral Scheme staff and other organisations in order to improve awarenessof Chronic Pain.