Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Awards and Endorsements


Endorsements & support

Awards & shortlistings

  • The ESCAPE-pain Facilitator Training Programme won the 'Specialist Training Programme of the Year 2019' award at the Active Training Awards & Conference held in Birmingham in November 2018. Read more here.
  • Clinical Director, Professor Mike Hurley, was shortlisted for a UK Active award for 'Outstanding Individual of the Year'. 
  • Clinical Director, Professor Mike Hurley, was awarded a Fellowship joining the prestigious 2017 NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) to increase national spread of the ESCAPE-pain programme. The fellowship will last one year and is supported by a host of industry and healthcare professionals. 
  • Best Practice Award in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders from the British Society for Rheumatology 2016
  • Health and Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society of Public Health 2015
  • Finalist for the AbbVie Sustainable Healthcare: Patients as Partners Award 2016
  • Awarded a Sport England grant to tackle inactivity in inactive people over 55
  • Semi-Finalist Harvard Business School Acceleration Challenge 2016



  • The ESCAPE-pain faciltator training programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and now forms part of their Skills Development Partner network.
  • The ESCAPE-pain facilitator training programme is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and endorsed by PD:Approval. The course is now on the REPs portal, if you are a member of REPs at the time of completing the course, you can claim your 7 CPD points by logging into the portal.