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Interview with Professor Mike Hurley, founder of ESCAPE-pain

ESCAPE-pain founder, Professor Mike Hurley, reflects on two years of the ESCAPE-pain programme partnering with Orthopaedic Research UK. Prof. Hurley also provides insights on the challenges and adaptations the programme faced during COVID-19 lockdowns, as well as his long-term goals for the initiative.

ESCAPE-pain together: December 2022

On 8 December 2022, clinical commissioners, healthcare providers and representatives from the leisure and community sectors across the UK, gathered for the virtual ‘ESCAPE-pain together’ conference. The event covered examples of existing programmes, an opportunity to connect with regional professionals and perspectives from the NHS, leisure and non-for-profit partners. Michael Hurley, Clinical Director of ESCAPE-pain acted as MC for the programme’s first online conference since the COVID-19 outbreak.