Monday, October 17, 2005

NSAIDs in primary care

On Wednesday 12th October 2005, Fiona Allen, Prescribing Support Pharmacist, addressed members of the West of Scotland Pain Group.

In her talk, Fiona Allen discussed the role of the Prescribing Support Pharmacist Team in reviewing patients who have been prescribed NSAIDs and Cox II inhibitors. She also invited pain clinicians to develop closer links with the service, which is based in primary care.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pain Education Programme 2005-2006

Rolling Educational Programme

This tutorial programme has been developed to meet the educational
requirements of anaesthetic trainees in the West of Scotland who wish to
develop a sub-specialty interest in pain management. Although designed
primarily for anaesthetic trainees, the lectures and tutorials are open to
all interested healthcare professionals.

For further information, please contact Dr Pete Mackenzie, Clinical Tutor for Pain Management or Lars Williams,
Secretary, West of Scotland Pain Group

Lectures are to be held at the Ebenezer Duncan Centre, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow (venue for the West of Scotland Pain Group meetings from October 2005 to May 2006) on Langside Road adjacent to the Victoria Infirmary from 1715 approximately.
The Ebenezer Duncan Centre has been booked from 1600 for all the dates below with the exception of 23rd November when the centre becomes available at 1700.

Lecture Programme
12th October 2005 1715-1815
Overview/Anatomy and Physiology of Pain
Dr Pete Mackenzie

23rd November 2005 1715-1815
Assessment and Measurement of Pain
Dr Mike Basler

14th December 2005 1715-1815
Pharmacological Management of Pain
Dr Ruhy Parris

11th January 2006 1715-1815
Neuropathic Pain
Dr Mick Serpell

8th February 2006 1715-1815
Back and Musculoskeletal Pain
Dr Gavin Gordon

8th March 2006 1715-1815hrs
Acute Pain Management and Outcome after Surgery
Dr Grant Haldane

10th May 2006 1715-1800
Interventional Pain Management
Dr Pete Mackenzie

10th May 2006 1800-1845
Palliative Care/Cancer Pain Management
Dr Paul Keeley

14th June 2006 1715-1800
Advanced SpR Presentation (Topic TBC)
Dr Judith Wilson

14th June 2006 1800-1845
Evidence Based Approach to Treatment
Dr Colin Rae

The SpR in Pain Management will be encouraged to seek out tutorials on other/multidisciplinary topics listed below from a proposed list of speakers within the first 3 months of taking up post.

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain Management/Pain Management Programmes
Dr David Craig/Dr Martin Dunbar

The Role of the Physiotherapist in Chronic Pain Management

The Role of The Nurse Specialist in Chronic Pain Management/TENS in Pain Management
Sister Anne Hay

Acupuncture in Pain Management
Dr John Brown

Chronic Pain in Children
Dr John Currie

The SpR in Pain Management will circulate details of the lecture programme (and possibly tutorials) as widely as possible to encourage anaesthetic trainees and multi-disciplinary staff to attend.