Now it’s your turn to set the agenda and ask the questions you want to. You might want to demand better pain management services, or ask, why in the 21st century are there so many people living with pain? Should we do more for people in Africa who don’t have good pain relief?

Calman Main Lecture Theatre (Durham University, City campus, DH1 3LE)
Wednesday 24th April, 7pm
Free and No booking necessary

This is our fourth Public Engagement Lecture entitled It’s a Pain, which is a result of a collaboration between the Pain Management Team (Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust) with Dr Paul Chazot (Durham University). Please view poster attached to this email.

Our previous lectures cover a range of pain related areas and can be viewed on YouTube (see end of email for more details).

Who will answer the questions? We have a panel of people who will be able to answer your questions. These questions will be directed to the appropriate person by our chair Baroness Hilary Armstrong. Our panel includes:

  • Baroness Hilary Armstrong (chair of debate), Non-Executive Director of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust who was a MP for West Durham and Chief Whip of Labour Party
  • Dr Kate Bidwell, GP and Chair of North Durham Commissioning Group
  • Dr Robert Song, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University
  • Ian Semmons, Chairman of Action on Pain, which campaigns for better pain management services across the UK
  • Dr Jo Dunn, Consultant Palliative Care Physician who has recently returned from Kampala in Uganda

Who is it for? The ‘Pain Question Time’ is for everyone. We are inviting: members of the public, current and past pain management patients, health care professionals, GPs, Consultants, Durham University students/ staff, faith communities, voluntary and charity organisations and trainees in health related professions.

What question can I ask? You can ask any question which is related to pain or pain management. You may be interested in pain management services in the North East, or perhaps across the UK or in places such as Africa. This question may be related to provision, research, allocation or success of pain services. Or perhaps you are more interested in the moral and ethical questions posed by a world with so many people living in pain with little or no pain relief.

How do I ask a question? If you would like to ask a question please submit this to Joanna Quinlan, Pain Management Unit, University Hospital of North Durham, North Road, DH1 5TW, (0191) 333 2604 by the 17th April. We would love for you to come along and either ask your question or listen to others.


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