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The Health Innovation Network (HIN) was one of four national test sites selected by the Q Improvement Lab (part of the Health Foundation) to test ideas in practice to improve care for people with mental health problems and persistent back and neck pain.
As a result of this work, further funding was awarded from the Health Foundation and NHS England/Improvement to progress projects from ideas to practice and consider how the work can be scaled.
Psychologically informed physiotherapy skills training:
Working in partnership with the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) and St Georges and Kingston hospital’s Chronic Pain Services teams, we have designed a Therapeutic Interactions and Person centred care Skills (TIPS) training package for out-patient physiotherapists to:
The pilot ends March 2021 when we aim to share our learning to a wider range of healthcare professionals once the course is evaluated.
Supporting people with chronic joint pain to self-manage in mental health settings:
This project is now moving into its second phase which will continue to test whether Joint Pain Advice can support people with mental health conditions who are also experiencing chronic hip, knee and/or back pain to more effectively self-manage their condition in a variety of mental health settings.
Our partners include:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the following projects, please contact:
TIPS Training and Supervision Programme – Amy Semple, Project Lead
Supporting people with chronic joint pain to self-manage in mental health settings (Joint Pain Advice) – Sally Irwin, Project Manager