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Many DGMEFM Members have lived experiences of Self Managing their Chronic Pain

Chronic pain impacts more than just the body.  We know that for people living with pain, raising concerns about wider aspects of health in appointments with their health-care professional is not always easy and their concerns and worries do not always feel relevant. Doctors can also find it difficult to introduce wider issues around pain during routine appointments.  Exploring wider aspects of pain can benefit people’s ability to self-manage their pain.

Paper-based tool to support DGMEFM Members

Pain Concern has now developed a paper-based tool for patients to prepare themselves to bring up their concerns and worries in appointments.  Designed to help patients navigate their concerns and bring the most important questions up in primary care appointments.

HINTS on completing Forms:

  • How you feel about the statements may change from day-to-day; choose agree or disagree according to what you feel is right now.
  • My pain concerns form and Questions to ask your health-care professional are colour-coded to make them easier to use together.

If you are the person with pain, download My pain concerns form to your tablet, computer or print a paper copy.

The form Questions to ask your health-care professional has some suggested questions that you might want to ask.  You might also have your own questions based on the concerns you have identified.