"I highly recommend this course"

About: Solihull Hospital / Pain Management

(as the patient),

I recently attended the week Pain Management course. The course is intended to help you cope & manage your pain on a daily basis. It gives you the tools to get the best out of each & every day. It obviously doesn't get rid of it but allows you to be surrounded by people who have pain & understand your issues. You can be involved in group conversations as much as you want or be quiet & take it all in. I felt that the more you put in the more you take away.

Whilst every tool shown/discussed isn't for everyone & truly believed in giving everything a go. It has certainly helped me reduce the amount of pain medication I take.

All of the team including Gemma (psychologist), Eva (physio) & Sue (pain nurse) are friendly, approachable & non judgemental.

I highly recommend this course to anyone in pain.

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Response from Marie Helebert, Patient Services Officer, Patient Services, Heart of England Foundation Trust

Dear Sl98

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding the Pain Management Course. I am so pleased to note that you have found it helpful, and feel that other patients who suffer with chronic pain would find it very helpful in dealing with their pain levels and managing it with the various coping strategies offered during the course. Your feedback is very balanced and I really appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments and the benefits you have found.

I will ensure that your comments are highlighted to our Pain Management Team and the Clinical Director who will be delighted to share your feedback with all of the staff who work very hard to provide support to our patients.

I hope this is acceptable and my best wishes to you for the continued benefits of this service.

Kind regards

Marie Helebert

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