Education, events & training
Education and training form an important part of our work in ensuring that we increase understanding of the conditions we treat and share best practice. We maintain and advance the expertise of our employees through regular training and also provide training for GPs and other allied health professionals. Patient education is a central part of our holistic approach, enabling the patient to take an informed part in the treatment process.
Here are some examples of what we offer:
HOPE sessions to help those who have had cancer
HOPE stands for Help Overcome Problems Effectively, it is an established programme that helps people who had had or have cancer get on with their lives. The programme runs for six weeks, with a 2 1/2hr session each week. The next course starts on January 9th. More information is available here
Pain: As a national centre, we focus mainly on developing specialist practice for pain management clinicians and healthcare practitioners. However, research projects in the unit also involve developing training packages for primary care clinicians, and the rehabilitation techniques taught are useful for a range of chronic conditions.
All our training events have the same standards; they should be research-based and conceptually precise, yet the bulk of the training is highly experiential, clinically relevant and requires active participation by the trainees. Years of trainee feedback have helped us to refine this balance.
Bath Pain Forum
The Bath Pain Forum, is held 3-4 times a year and usually attracts a range of health professionals with an interest in chronic pain management. The event is free of charge, has a guest speaker and some allocated time to network after the talk.