Chronic Pain: co-production means better health and well-being – confident to support self-management
Live Well with Pain team: Frances Cole with Louise Trewern, lived experience trainer will co-deliver to increase core knowledge about pain and its impact on health and well-being.
Confidence to use person centred models practically in frontline health care. These include tools like LWWP Health and Well-Being health needs assessment, pain and self-care cycle tools to guide the individual’s health and well-being priorities action plans.
Confidence in use of collaborative approaches in self-care and ways to use resources within the Live Well with Pain website on common pain-related health priorities.
Knowledge of ways to implement into local services and resources.
Hosted by the Best Practice Show.
- Understand the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain management and role of self-care.
- Understand the person’s experience and core health issues due to impact of pain using pain and self-care cycle tools.
- Understand the role and use of resources within Ten Footsteps to guide personalised self-care choices including medication.
- Some core communication skills to enable valued self-care for common areas of getting active, managing sleep and set-backs.
- Update on implementation of “Let’s Live Well with Pain” local services and resources.
Dr Frances Cole MBBS MRCGP Dip. PG CBT.
Retired GP passionate about quality primary care management of persistent pain since in 1996. Set up a range of NHS services in primary/community care. Written numerous self-help books/resources. Set up Live Well with Pain in 2028 as a co-production approach of resources to increase confidence of patients and their practitioners in pain self-management
Senior Lived Experience Trainer
Louise has lived with pain since childhood, diagnosed as Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis.
She was prescribed strong opioid medication a 13 year period, along with drugs like antidepressants and benzodiazepines. She came off her opioids with support of local pain service seven years ago, learned to self-manage her pain in other ways and that this process literally ‘saved her life.