ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
Robust evaluation shows that ESCAPE-pain:
- Reduces pain
- Improves physical function
- Improves the psychosocial consequences of pain
- Reduces healthcare and utilisation costs.
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ESCAPE-pain app and its web-based version, ESCAPE-pain Online, are referenced in the NHS Long Term Plan launched on Monday 7th January 2019.
ESCAPE-pain class at the Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, run by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in Blackburn, was featured in a BBC news bulletin by BBC health correspondent, Dominic Hughes on Monday 7th January at 1pm. In the context of the newly launched NHS Long Term Plan, the piece goes on to say how the class will ease pressure on other parts of the health service and how this will be a key feature for the future plans of the NHS.
ESCAPE-pain participants at the Barbara Castle Way Health Centre run by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in Blackburn were featured in a BBC Radio 4 news bulletin by BBC health correspondent, Dominic Hughes on Monday 7th January at 6pm.
ESCAPE-pain featured as a news article on the Care City website, 'Exploring community physiotherapy groups as a means to improve the lives of those living with chronic hip and knee pain'.
The ESCAPE-pain Facilitator Training Programme has won the 'Specialist Training Programme of the Year' award at the recent Active Training Awards & Conference 2018 held in Birmingham earlier in November. We are honoured to be recognised by our partners in this sector. Read more here.
Our congratulations to the Physiotherapy team at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who were winners at their local Trust's 'Excellence 2018' awards held on Tuesday 13 November 2018. They received the 'Excellence in Improving Health' award for their delivery of the ESCAPE-pain programme.
Physiotherapy colleagues from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust share their experiences of the ESCAPE-pain programme, how it benefits people with chronic joint pain and encourages them to self-manage their condition. Watch their video here. Video used with permission from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Pioneering NHS sites improving patient outcomes through innovation commended by Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP. ESCAPE-pain has been included as a case study in the recent NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) report 'Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation'
ESCAPE-pain programme spreads to 100 sites across the UK - see our site map for your nearest class