Online mental wellbeing programme producer Wellmind Media today officially announced the upgraded release of their Pathway through Pain online course, greatly increasing accessibility and reach of this online PMP.
Now fully responsive and mobile-friendly, NHS chronic pain patients have the course at their fingertips, making it even easier to incorporate the self-management training into their daily life and experience the benefits. With this upgrade, all audio and video content now include subtitles at the click of a button, further increasing the accessibility of this engaging and valuable digital training.
Since its launch in 2010 thousands of NHS patients have taken the course, which guides participants through all the elements of the intensive Pain Management Programme (PMP), as recommended by NICE for the self-management of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Pathway through Pain achieves outstanding levels of patient satisfaction; 71% of patients who take the course find it helpful, with only 3% finding it unhelpful. This upgrade is expected to dramatically increase accessibility, so that many more people have the opportunity to take part in the course and experience a significantly reduced impact of pain on their daily life!
Partnered with 18 NHS Pain Services, patients are offered the online PMP in conjuction with their already existing pain pathway, as well as on its own depending on the referral setting, to great effect for the individual and the pain service as a whole; studies have shown the online course reduces healthcare costs and the work burden on the clinical team, while improving patient outcomes.
"We’ve deployed the very latest in web technology, meaning that Pathway through Pain is now accessible through any computer device, with only an internet connection required - self-management training is now available on the go, making it even easier for patients to access this valuable and often life-changing training!" says Richard Latham, CEO of Wellmind Media.
For the NHS, Pathway through Pain could reduce service costs and waiting lists, good news when budgets are tight for public services, and especially considering the prevalence and economic impact of chronic pain in the UK. Also, to further increase the reach and benefit of the course, Wellmind Media are now offering Pain Services an unlimited number of course places to provide to their patients for a highly cost-effective annual fee.