ShipShape gets third on Grunenthal Pain Awards

ShipShape gets third on Grunenthal Pain Awards

ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre has taken the third place in the nationwide Grunenthal Pain Awards 2014. The awards celebrate innovative and high quality health projects that support people living with long term pain. A team from ShipShape, alongside with Dr. Ollie Hart (Sloan Medical Centre) and Dr. Tim Williams (Sothall and Beighton Medical Cen-tre) attended the awards ceremony at Grand Plaza Hotel, Manchester, on 29th April. A £2,000 cheque was presented at the formal dinner to Shipshape for further development of our good work in supporting people with chronic pain. This year the Grunenthal Pain Awards has attracted 30 applicants from all over the country, including large NHS Trusts, GP’s and health professionals working in the field. Shipshape is pleased to recognise that we were the only voluntary sec-tor organisation shortlisted as a finalist. ShipShape had the privilege to pilot the Chronic Pain Health Trainer Service in 2011 and is now one of the city’s largest specialist providers of the health trainer service. This service is free for people living with persis-tent pain. With our chronic pain health trainers based in a number of GP practices, community and leisure buildings across the city, we provide five to seven one-hour sessions of one-to-one support to encourage individuals to identify, to focus and to achieve the goals they have set to improve their health and wellbeing. In many cases, individuals have become more confident and hence have their self-esteem uplifted once they achieved effective self-managing their health conditions. In this way, the health trainers’ support is essential to help breaking the bar-riers for better health. Their work has been funded by Sheffield City Council and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and is featured in the British Journal of Pain, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Feb 2014; also available via Sage Journals Online for free: http://bjp.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/05/2049463713511956.full

“The award is a fantastic achievement for us as a small voluntary sector organisation. The additional money is going to be used to provide longer term support for our clients.”. (Chris Hanson, ShipShape Community Health Manage)

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ShipShape gets third in Grunenthal Pain Awards 2014
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A news report on the award ceremony and a short description of the ShipShape chronic pain health trainers service
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