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Groups for people who use our service already

If you are already a patient with us, there are a number of groups which you might be interested in.

Pain User Group (PUG – a sub-group of Ipswich Hospital User Group)

This group meets every two months at the Pain Clinic. It is made up of people who are current or past users of the Pain Clinic, and also representatives from the staff team.

The purpose of the group is to allow our service-users to directly influence aspects of the service we provide. The PUG advise on upgrades of facilities in order to make the clinic more user-friendly, and also carry out satisfaction surveys to get feedback on ways the service could be improved. They help write and design the information which goes to people who use the service (including this website), and feed back their views.

This is a chance for people who use the clinic to directly influence the service we provide, which enables us to continue to develop a more useful and helpful service. If you would be interested in coming along to the group, or would like to find out more, please contact Pam Talman, Patient Experience Coordinator on 01473 702101, or click here to email Pam.

Pain Support Group

This group is specifically for people who have completed the Pain Management Programme (PMP). It is a chance for graduates of the programme to get together to share information, ideas and skills, and to support one another once the Programme has ended. Invited speakers often speak to the group on a variety of topics. The group meets once every two months at the Chronic Pain Management Service, and anyone who has already attended the PMP is most welcome to come along. You will be given more information about the group in the final weeks of the PMP, but you are also welcome to contact the clinic directly for details of meetings.