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Understanding Medication In Pain Management

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Understanding Medication In Pain Management

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Are you aggravated by Amitriptyline? Troubled by Tramadol? Well, worry no more – this one day course is designed to give clinicians working in community MSK settings a grounding in how analgesics work. Their effects, both good and bad will be explored. The role of non-prescriber in having conversations around medication will be discussed. 

Delivered by a GP and Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner with over 40 years of combined experience in pain management within a community setting, this unique combination provides practical tips and tricks to support day to day practice.

All course places must be booked through the website and paid for by card. There is no facility for later payment. It is up to the individual delegate to reclaim course fees from their employer. Once a course is booked a delegate can download an invoice as proof of payment. To download your receipt, go to your booking account on the website and Member Area / My Events / Payment History

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Aims & Learning Objectives

We will cover a range of topics that will include;

  • A comprehensive review of the main groups of analgesics, and where they have their effects within nociceptive pathways and beyond.
  • An overview of individual factors that influence medication effects including polypharmacy, multimorbidity and old age.
  • Reviewing the evidence base on where and when medications are prescribed.
  • Exploring the role of the non-prescriber to support conversations with patients around the role of medication in pain management


Jonathan Kenyon

Jonathan Kenyon, MSc, BSc (Hons), PG Cert NMP, MMACP, MCSP

Jonathan has a long-standing interest in managing patients with persistent pain. He currently works as an advanced practitioner at the Pain Management Centre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery . He was the Pain Pathway Lead for Sussex MSK Partnership Central where he is was responsible for overseeing and developing pain services in the region. In addition, he is also an FCP team lead for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust supervising clinicians in primary care.

Jonathan gained his MSc from University College London and Kings College. He now lectures on pain and pharmacology to MSc students at UCL and Brighton University.

In addition to his clinical work, he is an external examiner for the Medway School of Pharmacy at Greenwich, and is co-author of The Physiotherapist’s Pocketbook. More recently, he worked with Dr Giles Hazan on The Musculoskeletal Clinician’s Handbook which is due to be published in 2023.

Dr Giles Hazan

Giles currently works as a GP with an Extended Role in Musculoskeletal Medicine. He works in a community chronic pain clinic alongside being a GP in Sussex. He trained at University College London Medical School before completing several years as a hospital doctor to qualify as a GP. He worked as a GP Partner for several years before moving into his specialist role.

Having qualified as a GP trainer, he has worked with several national organisations to support MSK education and professional development including Versus Arthritis, Red Whale and the MACP where he delivers the hugely successful ‘Demystifying blood tests in MSK health’ course.

Giles is the Clinical lead for Diplomate members of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) as well as acting as a representative for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). He is an author contributing to a range of publications on MSK Health.

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Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Advance booking is available from 12 December 2023 until 26 April 2024.

Late booking is available from 25 April 2024 until 26 April 2024.

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MACP Member £120.00 £120.00
Non Member £150.00 £150.00

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