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These articles contain information that you may find useful. It could be travelling with your fibro or preparing for a Dr's appointment.

Petition: Improvement of services & resources for chronic pain

The Scottish Cross Party Parliamentary Group on Chronic Pain are petititioning the Scottish Parliament to improve the services and resources for chronic pain management, including establishing a residential pain unit in Scotland.

At present, patients from Scotland are referred to the residential unit in Bath.  Having a similar unit in Scotland will not only reduce costs, but will free up the beds used for patients in England & Wales. 

Please can everyone use social media and their networks to encourage people to sign this petition and if you have a website perhaps create a space to publish this petition.

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) hold a debate on the matter with a vote or voting rights (b) transfer more of the management for chronic pain into primary care (c) provide more social model care instead of medical model  (d) change its policy to provide direct funding to ensure radical improvements to the service can be made including establishing a residential unit in Scotland to prevent Scottish pain patients being sent to Bath in Somerset for treatment


Pain Toolkit e_newsletter Summer 2012

Snapshot of activities

  • Pain Toolkit store is now open: Pain self-management resources to support patients and health care professionals to help with self-care www.paintoolkit.org/store
  • Pain Toolkit workshops: We are delivering Pain Toolkit workshops (health practitioner and patient) through until December 2012, with more planned for 2013. Please contact Pete Moore if you would like the team to run these successful workshops for your team or workforce in 2012/2013. . Pain Toolkit workshop on 4th December 2012, Manchester has availability
  • My Pain Toolkit: longer version of the Pain Toolkit, with extra tips and will be out in the autumn. Available as an iBook and hardcopy
  • My Pain Toolkit for teenagers / young people: 2nd draft finished and will be available late 2012.



Survey of people diagnosed with muscoloskeletal disorder

Survey of people diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disorder

 Have you been diagnosed with a condition affecting your muscles, bones or joints (for example, arthritis or back pain)? If the answer is yes, and you are over 16 years of age, we would like to hear about your experiences in living with the condition, receiving treatment and benefits,            managing your job, finding or leaving work. Your participation in this short survey will help a major            European initiative, the Fit for Work Europe Coalition, make change happen for people with            musculoskeletal conditions in the UK.

To access the survey please follow the link


We take every care to protect the confidentiality of the information you provide: your responses will be absolutely anonymous.

Chronic Pain Policy Coalitions Annual Review 2012

Please find attached the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition’s (CPPC) Annual Review, this is a summary of the CPPC’s achievements between June 2011- June 2012. FMA UK works with CPPC to improve the quality of life of those affected by chronic pain in the UK.



Fibro Pain Map

First, it can help you create a detailed picture of your pain---where it is, how it feels, and how much it hurts---that you can print out and share with your health care provider when you visit.  Time is short during these visits.  This graphic representation of your current symptoms provides a lot of important information fast, so you and your provider can move on to addressing your issues more quickly.


Health Professional Pack

If your Health Care Professional needs some education in fibromyalgia you can request that an FMA UK Health Professionals Pack is sent out to them. All we need is the name of the Health CareProfessional and the address of their practice. We will then send a pack to their surgery addressed from us to them.

You can request a medical pack using this form.

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