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Pilot scheme in Diss to help chronic pain

Latest Health News from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter

Latest Health News from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter

People in South Norfolk suffering with chronic pain symptoms have access to a new way to manage their condition.

A pilot commissioned by NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group will teach mindfulness techniques as a means of managing chronic pain.

Mindfulness techniques are potentially useful for patients who suffer chronic pain or emotional distress, and has been recognised as a form of NHS treatment by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) since 2006.

A number of Mindfulness courses have been set up across South Norfolk and are currently accepting patient referrals.

There are at Diss on four successive Tuesdays, June 17, 24 and July 1 and 8, 3-5pm. They are also in Wymondham and Thetford on four successive Thursdays, June 19, 26 and July 3 and 10. The Wymondham sessions are 11am-1pm and Thetford sessions are 3-5pm.

Contact your GP for a referral. More details at www.southnorfolkccg.nhs.uk/.

 

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