Flippin’ Pain

Occupational Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, Osteopath, Paramedic, Physiotherapist
A chance to co-design a placement opportunity which supports people living with chronic pain.

Flippin' Pain is a public health campaign focused on chronic pain, and in particular, on engaging, educating and empowering people towards a better understanding of pain science, and achieving better health outcomes and better quality of life. The campaign delivers a range of public education and engagement opportunities including public seminars, website resources, podcasts, infographics, patient information leaflets, and animations. The majority of these are co-created with people living with chronic pain. This presents a rich and diverse range of opportunities for student projects, and Flippin' Pain has previous experience of providing valuable public health placements to AHP students.

Flippin' Pain is staffed and overseen by Connect Health who are an independent provider of community musculoskeletal, pain, rheumatology and mental health service to the NHS. As such, a placement with Flippin' Pain could combine opportunities to carry out public health projects and/or interventions associated with Connect Health's many community services up and down the country supported by a large, multidisciplinary clinical and non-clinical workforce.

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Communicating public health information
  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Researching the publics' health
  • Evaluating and quality assuring public health initiatives
  • Planning public health initiatives
  • Delivering public health initiatives