Due To COVID it has been 3 years since we held the last Liverpool Course Annual Pain Course on Management of Chronic Pain but we are back up and running.  We have just successfully completed the 36th Liverpool Course Annual Pain Course on Management of Chronic Pain on 6th – 7th July. Organised under the new leadership of Dr Hemkumar Pushparaj, along with Dr Manohar Sharma both Consultants in pain Medicine at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

The course consisted of a  varied range of educational activities including workshops, clinics, and grand round with patient interaction and was  attended by a number  of disciplines which included, Consultants, GP’s, Anaesthetists, Nurses and Physiotherapists from both the UK and internationally.

The Course was well supported in terms of logistics by The Walton Centre Management Team, the Pain Service and other disciplines with additional support from secretaries, PMP team, Radiology, Theatres, Jefferson ward, OPD in Sid Watkins and of course not forgetting the many patients who also took part.

The Pain Relief Foundation is committed to continually supporting this event and  would like to thank you all as  this  task can only made only possible by your contribution hard work and dedication.

We would also like to thank Dr John Hughes for delivering the ‘Sam Lipton Lecture’ his presentation ‘Pain Medicine Services in the UK: A vision for the future’ made the evening most educational and entertaining.

Below is a snapshot of the written course feedback from course delegates; –

‘The Course provides excellent overview of chronic pain tools/alternatives available.’

‘The course provides valuable clinical experience through live clinics, patient interaction and interesting.’

‘Excellent selection of practically relevant topics and well organised course.  Thanks.’

‘Great exposure to advanced services offered in a tertiary pain hospital.’

‘Good to know referral criteria for a particular clinic/interventional procedure.’

‘Highly organised course with up-to-date information about pain medicine.’

‘100%. Excellent.   Thank you.’

‘Very well pitched to account for all backgrounds with plenty of opportunities for those with more knowledge experience to ask further questions on a very inclusive and relaxed environment of shared learning.’

‘Great value for money too.’

‘Very relevant.’

‘Good for practitioners and practical.’

‘It is an interesting centre, since you let me have the opportunity to do some complex procedures.’