Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise


ESCAPE-pain has won multiple awards:

  • ​Best Practice Awards  in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016
  • Health and Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society of Public Health 2015

The programme has been chosen as a best practice example for greatest 'impact' in the national report of NHS innovations published by all of the Academic Health and Science Networks (AHSNs) in England.


NICE guidelines



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As a result of rigorous research evidence the programme has been cited in the United Kingdom National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for the Management of OA [2008], and adopted as a case study in NICE’s Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme, that highlight interventions that improve care quality and productivity based on quality improvements, savings, strength of evidence and ease of implementation [2012].