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ExclusiveOct 19, 2020

Physios urge medical body to tackle 'inaccurate claims' in report

A professional network recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has voiced concerns over a document released by the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) in June.

In a letter sent to the faculty at the end of last month, Diarmuid Denneny, who chairs the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA), raises questions about ‘misleading’ claims in a faculty document titled ‘The role of the specialist in pain medicine’.

 

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Physios specialising in treating people in pain voice concerns about report's claims

The nub of the issue appears in a prominent statement at the beginning of the document. This set outs what differentiates medical pain specialists from others in the field.

 

Pain specialists are ‘the only healthcare workers with specialist knowledge, skills and training ... across all pain management issues from acute in hospital pain through to chronic pain in primary or secondary care settings' [the FPM claims]The FPM statement claims that pain specialists are ‘the only healthcare workers with specialist knowledge, skills and training as defined by the FPM across all pain management issues from acute in hospital pain through to chronic pain in primary or secondary care settings&rsq...


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