Chronic Pain


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Advisory Panel

David Falconer
Director, Pain Association Scotland
Derek Jones
Occupational Therapist, Lecturer Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
Dr Amanda Williams
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, INPUT Pain Management Unit, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital London
Dr Beverly Collett
Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Dr Bill Macrae
Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Blair Smith
GP, Senior Lecturer in General Practice, Aberdeen University
Dr Denis Martin
Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Mike Cummings
Medical Director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Dr Mike Osborn
Clinical Psychologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Nikki Adams
Physiotherapist, Lecturer Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Paul Watson
Consultant Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer in Pain Management & Rehabilitation, Leicester -Warwick Medical School
Heather Wallace
Chair of Pain Concern
Jean Gaffin
Chair of The Pain Society Patient Liaison Committee
Pete Moore
Senior Trainer Expert Patient Programme, Essex (Patient representative)
Professor Kate Seers
Head of Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford
Professor Stephen Morley
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds
Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.

Supported by:
Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh
The Health Foundation


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