Clinical Psychologist Recruitment Crisis In Pain Services

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Connect Health Change present the ninth webinar of a series to make & embed transformation in healthcare following the COVID outbreak.

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Clinical Psychologist Recruitment Crisis In Pain Services

Why work in the field of pain?

Connect Health “Change” has developed a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.

View our past webinars, agendas, speakers and recordings here.

Historically, it has been a challenge to recruit psychologists to work within interdisciplinary pain services. The current shortage of qualified clinical psychologists across the UK has further exacerbated this problem. The purpose of this webinar is therefore to raise the profile of pain amongst prospective trainee psychologists, and trainee and qualified psychologists by answering two questions:

  • Why work as a clinical psychologist in the field of pain?
  • What does it involve?


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12.30: Gail Sowden, National Lead for Pain, Connect Health and Chair of a British Pain Society SIG – introduction from the Chair

12.40: Dr Tess Maguire, Clinical Director and Clinical Psychologist, Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton 

12.50: Dr Hannah Twiddy, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Research Lead for Pain Management Programmes, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, University of Liverpool

13.00: Dr Lizzie Doherr, Clinical Psychologist, Lincolnshire Pain Management Service, Connect Health

13.10: Prof Lance McCracken, Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Head of the Division of Clinical Psychology, at Uppsala University in Sweden

13.20: Nikki Ellis, Patient Champion, Wolverhampton Pain Service - With lived experience of pain, Nikki will talk about her experience and the role of clinical psychologists.

13.30: Q&A

13.45: End

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The webinar will be conducted over Microsoft Teams, there is no need to register for an account or download any software in advance. This webinar will be recorded.

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