Editorial

Well into 2017 sees no real progress in pain management services across the NHS with some of these services either under threat or being exposed to rationing of treatments both of which are of no real use to people affected by chronic pain in the UK. What is therefore crucial is that what treatments are available are used as effectively as possible meaning that there is always a place for innovation and research. Clinical trials play an important part in achieving these objectives albeit sometimes in the long term and that is where Action on Pain is asking for your help particularly if you suffer from post traumatic neuropathy which is pain occurring after and relating to tissue trauma/injury. In addition if you suffer from post-operative neuropathy which is pain after and relating to a medical operation. We are pleased to have been approached by a Pharmacology organisation who are running a study in the UK with patients who have either of the two conditions mentioned above. At present the study is in the early design stage and this is where you come in with your valuable experience which will help future medical research.

All you need to do is to follow the link to the survey and off you go. Already Action on Pain volunteers have completed the survey so now is your chance. The link can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FMCLRKV  The survey will not take long to complete so by getting involved you can do your bit to possibly help yourself and others like you in a similar situation.

Thank you in advance from The Action on Pain Volunteer Team