Clinical Psychologist Recruitment Crisis In Pain Services
Why work in the field of pain?
Join our panel of clinical and industry experts in conversation, on Wednesday 24 February 2021 from 12:30 – 13.45, in the ninth of a series of free, live webinars.
Connect Health “Change” bring you the ninth in 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.
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?
(subject to change)
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 Psychologist and Clinical Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton, Clinical Director
12.50: Nikki Ellis, Patient Champion, Wolverhampton Pain Service – With lived experience of pain, Nikki will talk about her experience and the role of clinical psychologists.
13.00: Dr Lizzie Doherr, Clinical Psychologist, Lincolnshire Pain Management Service, Connect Health – A day in the life of a pain psychologist
13.10: Prof Lance McCracken, Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Head of the Division of Clinical Psychology, at Uppsala University in Sweden
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