NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. You should call this service if you need medical help or advice or are unsure if you need to go to A&E, but it is not a life-threatening situation. You will be able to speak to a highly-trained adviser supported by healthcare professionals. The service is fast, easy and free and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Founded in 2011, Pain UK is an alliance of over 30 pain management charities that provide a voice for people living with pain. As the umbrella charity for a variety of organisation
British Pain Society
The British Pain Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Comprised of a large body of professionals, the charity aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It also endeavours to increase the professional and public awareness of chronic pain in society and the facilities available for its management.
Action on Pain
Action on Pain was formed in 1998 with the intent of providing support and advice for people living with chronic pain. The organisation is run almost entirely by volunteers, many of whom either have or are experiencing chronic pain. The charity prides itself on its friendly, informal approach to helping people manage their pain which has made it a major national and international organisation.
Phone: 0345 6031593
The Pain Support website is packed with useful advice on the management of pain. The founder of the website Jan Sadler also recognises the benefit of support networks and contact with other people in a similar situation, and so in addition, the website also features a Discussion Forum, a Contact Club and a regular newsletter.
The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet that contains handy tips and skills to support you in managing your pain. Available in app form and the kit also has links to handy workshops and other pain management resources.
BackCare is a national charity that aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society. The organisation also provides information, support, funding research and promoting good pain management practises.
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK is a charity that invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and key support for people who are affected by arthritis. Their website offers a comprehensive guide for living with arthritis and contains everything you will ever need to know about managing the condition.
Action Arthritis is the only UK charity that gives hands on help to combat arthritis pain through self-management and lifestyle advice. Members of the charity can receive a programme of active help and support to assist with managing the condition, concentrating on healthy eating and physical therapies.