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Pain Management Programme shortlisted for HSJ Awards 2020

King Edward VII’s Hospital is delighted to announce that our Veterans’ Pain Management Programme has been shortlisted in the Military and Civilian Health Partnership category at the HSJ Awards 2020, despite tough competition from over 1,000 entries.

Now in its 40th year, the HSJ Awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for healthcare. The Pain Management Programme has been selected based on its ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that it has had on the lives of veterans who experience persistent pain.

This nomination is recognition of our Pain Team’s outstanding contribution to veteran healthcare.

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our team, clinical, leadership and administrative – it has been a great team effort.

“We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for the veteran population, and to be chosen among the other remarkable nominees is a wonderful achievement. 

“This nomination has been a tremendous boost to us at the Centre for Veterans’ Health at King Edward VII’s Hospital and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to continue to deliver and improve our services” – The Pain Team.

The judging panel is made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures from within the healthcare community.

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place virtually in March 2021.

View the full list of finalists for the HSJ Awards 2020

About the Pain Management Programme

The Pain Management Programme is an evidence-based ten day programme run by the Hospital’s Centre for Veterans’ Health. It is the only Pain Management Programme in the UK exclusively offered for veterans.

The programme takes a holistic approach, specifically designed to manage persistent pain experienced by veterans. The team work to improve veterans’ understanding of persistent pain conditions and the origins of their pain, as well as the beliefs, thoughts and behaviours that may be maintaining or increasing their distress and difficulties.

The main objectives are to provide practical strategies to help veterans improve their quality of life and live alongside their pain – for example, learning how to manage moods and take part in meaningful activities, as well as reviewing pain-related medications, allows veterans to feel more confident in the day-to-day management of their pain.

About the team

The Programme benefits from the expertise of an inter-disciplinary team of clinicians, including consultants in pain medicine, psychology and psychiatry, a specialist pain nurse, and pain physiotherapist. The team are leaders in their field, with extensive experience in helping people with persistent pain to improve their lives.

Read more about the Pain Management Programme