New RfPB award for Contextual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain

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The Pan-Bath and Swindon Primary Care Research Consortium is pleased to announce a new successful Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) award from Dr Lance McCracken of the Bath Centre for Pain Research, and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) in Bath. The project is now gearing up and is set to commence on 1st July.

It has been shown that the most severe and complex chronic pain can be effectively helped by intensive interdisciplinary forms of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), delivered in tertiary care settings. However, most patients treated in primary or secondary care and do not access these specialist methods. A current challenge is to translate these methods from tertiary care and test them for application to the far larger number of patients in primary care or in the community. To determine if this is feasible, preliminary work will be conducted to devise a process of delivery for these methods and prepare the best procedures for conducting subsequent randomised trials.

One of the aims of this project is to develop a new model of chronic pain service, which is specifically designed for community-based delivery.

Research activity will be based in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) , Swindon and Wiltshire Primary Care Trusts. If you would like to learn more about this project, or become part of shaping a potential new service, please contact Lisa Austin - , 01225 386575

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