GP and Cornwall CCG clinical lead for chronic pain
Modern medicine's approach to patients with chronic pain can be awful. We are taught to rely on pills which sometimes help a bit but more often they do nothing or worse. You've all heard about the opioid crisis in America and we have a significant problem in the UK too. I am working hard to grow a pain care program down here in Cornwall which fits in layers around the patient, promoting self management skills where we can minimise the foreign, risky and costly realm of medicine.