Chronic Pain Assessment in Primary Care
Tim Williams is a GPwSI in Sheffield with an interest in Chronic pain management. He has been involved in pain management for almost 10 years and currently works within a MDT, one day a week in community settings. Tim discusses the importance of a thorough assessment and evaluation and the importance of aligning both the patient and practitioner’s expectations. He ‘talks about the importance of picking up on verbal cues that may point to where patients are ‘stuck’ and correcting these yellow flags by challenging attitudes and beliefs. Finally goal setting and pacing is described as a means of increasing patient activity.