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Easing the pain of learning

20 October 2010

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Cardiff University is launching a new website to help pain management professionals develop their professional skills.

The Pain Community Centre website is a new dedicated site developed by the School of Medicine offering professional development education to healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public.

Registered healthcare professionals can register for the website – providing access to professional courses, articles, information about local events and contact with other practitioners from across the UK.

Members of the public and non-qualified healthcare professionals will also be able to take the courses and access articles, making the website a useful tool for both patients and relatives wishing to improve their own knowledge of pain management.

Users can access the website by registering online at:

The website is part of a wider initiative launched as part of chronic pain directives in Wales. Ann Taylor, one of the project leaders and the main author of the directives, said: "One of the directives set out was to make e-learning pain education available free of charge to all healthcare professionals, healthcare support workers, and undergraduate students in Wales. Not only are we now able to achieve this, but we are also able to roll it out to all UK practitioners and to the wider public."

The website will be officially launched at the ‘Village Underground’ venue in Shoreditch, London on Wednesday 20th October, where there will be a demonstration of the site and its functions. Anyone wishing to attend will need to RSVP to Ann Taylor on 029 2074 3109 or

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