Spring 2013 Bath Pain Forum

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Date: 23rd April 2013,  Tuesday

Time: 4.00 pm

Venue: Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease, Bath, Lecture Hall

Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain: An overview of the STarT Back Trial

A presentation by Kay Stevenson and Helen Duffy, Keele University

What will be presented ?

This session will aim to give attendees a brief overview of the results of the STarT back trial. This randomized controlled trial compared stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice. The main focus of the session will highlight the national and local implementation strategies that have been used to embed this approach into daily clinical practice. Key take home message will be included alongside reflections on implementation process.

Kay Stevenson has worked as a Consultant Physiotherapist since 2002 and jointly leads a successful Musculoskeletal Interface Service , based at the Haywood Hospital in Stoke on Trent, Which assess and manages over 10,000 patients per year with non-surgical musculoskeletal disease. She is committed to ensuring high standards of care, education and research within this model and has a very keen interest in evidence based practice, patient involvement and musculoskeletal education. She has recently been awarded a National Institute for Health Research Knowledge Mobilization Fellowship.

Helen Duffy is a Consortium Manager at Keele University's Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre. Helens's role is to ensure clinical engagement in the research agenda and to support the dissemination/implementation of research outputs into practice. Prior to this role Helen was a senior NHS manager working closely with clinicians and patients in musculoskeletal service supporting the devlopment of the busniess cases for servise devlopments (including paediatric orthopaedics, osteoporosis, STaBs back pain, musculoskeletal interface, and IMPACT pain services.)

Please email Lisa Buckle, at Pain.Education@rnhrd.nhs.uk if you are interested in attending

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