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13 April 2017 at 15:47
People living with persistent pain are being invited to learn more about how they might live with it better.

The Community Pain Service, which works with patients and carers in the Southport and Formby areas, is holding a free information event on Tuesday 25th April.

“Chronic pain affects up to 40% of our local population and can cause severe disability and distress,” said Dr Chris Barker, clinical lead for the service, which is based at Ainsdale Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

“Our evening meetings are about developing understanding of how pain works and how best it can be managed. It's freely open to anyone with pain or who pain impacts on, such as partners, family members, carers and healthcare professionals.

“We'd love to meet you and it's our hope we can better understand what's really needed locally.”

The event will be held between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at St John Stone’s RC Parish, 7, Sandbrook Way, Woodvale, Southport, PR8 3RN.

Please register your interest ahead of the event by texting “Pain Matters” and your name to 07841 920783. Alternatively, email

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.