ESCAPE-pain Programme

This project is focused on promoting and supporting the implementation of ESCAPE-pain for knee and/or hip osteoarthritis across south London and beyond. ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain which integrates self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. The programme is supported by NHS England and Versus Arthritis. It has been identified as one seven regional programmes selected for national adoption and spread across the AHSN Network during 2018-2020.

Where is ESCAPE-pain being delivered?

ESCAPE-pain is currently being delivered in over 270 sites across the UK, with new locations being added regularly.

ESCAPE-pain is being offered in a range of different settings such as hospitals, physiotherapy departments, gyms, local leisure centres, and community halls.

How can I find out more about ESCAPE-pain?

    • Visit the ESCAPE-pain website
    • View the video to see people’s experiences of participating in the ESCAPE-pain programme
    • Download our infographics for attractive, easy to read information, for participants and commissioners of the programme
    • Download the free ESCAPE-pain App available on both android and apple devices

Register for ESCAPE-pain online– a web-based version of the app that is available from the ESCAPE-pain homepage and best viewed on a computer.

We are always keen to hear from organisations who wish to offer ESCAPE-pain to their local populations. Training for staff is also available.

For more information, please contact