EKU2021.3: Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s

Oct 04, 2022, 09:53 AM

Chronic primary pain occurs without a clear underlying condition or when the pain - including associated emotional distress and functional disability - is disproportionate to observable injury or condition. These conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic primary headache, and chronic primary pelvic pain, affect between 1% and 6% of people in England.1 The underlying pathophysiology is poorly understood. In this podcast, Dr Thomas Round, a GP and EKU Clinical Lead, talks to Dr Adam Harvey-Sullivan, an Academic trainee GP (who recently co-authored a BJGP paper on Chronic pain), about this topic. For further learning on chronic pain, please access the RCGPs eLearning courses on 'Chronic Pain in Adults' and 'Chronic Pain in Children and Young People' as well as the RCGPs EKU2021.3 module on 'Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s'.