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  • We are proud to announce that the 2019 equivalent Impact Factor for PaPaS is 11.446 (56 publications cited 641 times), this is a significant increase on the 2018 equivalent Impact Factor which was 8.316. This means that a review published by PaPaS in 2017 and 2018 was cited, on average, 11.446 times in 2019. Please note this is an unofficial...
    October 22 2020
  • With the departure of Co-ordinating Editor Professor Christopher Eccleston we are delighted to announce that Dr Neil O’Connell will take on this role, having been Joint Co-Ed with Professor Eccleston since January 2020.Dr Neil O’Connell is a Reader in the Department of Health Sciences at Brunel University, London, UK. He is the author of 12...
    October 15 2020
  • Our Co-ordinating Editor Professor Christopher Eccleston has decided to step away from his role as Co-Ed after more than 10 years of fantastic leadership. Chris has steered PaPaS through that time with skill and wisdom. His tenure has seen PaPaS enhance its well-earned reputation and he has represented us exceptionally well externally and within...
    October 15 2020
  • On the 12th August 2020 we published the updated Cochrane review Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults, Amanda C de C Williams, Emma Fisher, Leslie Hearn, Christopher EcclestonApproximately 10-14% of adults have moderately to severely disabling chronic pain. We need to know what works and what...
    October 5 2020
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK is developing the guidance, Chronic pain: assessment and management [GID-NG10069; link here]. The draft guidance consultation period opened on 03 August 2020 and closed on 14 September 2020, and the expected publication date of the guidance is January 2021. As a registered...
    September 22 2020
  • Do you want to help improve Wikipedia articles that share information on migraine and headache?In collaboration with Jennifer Dawson (Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane) we are looking for 1-2 volunteers in the field to learn to edit Wikipedia. For more information on this project and details on how to sign up, please see Task Exchange here....
    September 16 2020
  • Our colleagues at Evidently Cochrane have published a blog on our recently updated review Interventions for the management of malignant pleural effusions: a network meta-analysis, Alexandra Dipper, Hayley Jones, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nancy Preston, Nick Maskell and Amelia Clive.In this blog for respiratory and palliative care physicians, Dr...
    September 10 2020
  • *This vacancy is now closed*We are seeking a Network Support Fellow for the Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network. The post is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to work with the Network of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs).The Network Support Fellow will work in support of the general aims and objectives of the CRG...
    August 6 2020
  • Managing patients with chronic pain during COVID-19 outbreak: considering introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management servicesThis is a new paper from our Joint Co-ordinating editor Chris Eccleston and Editorial board members, Emma Fisher and Amanda C de C Williams, and colleagues, published in PAIN.The paper is freely available...
    April 24 2020
  • We recognise that these are uncertain times and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt by many of our collaborators and colleagues. We want to reassure all of you that your health, and your current priorities at work and home, are of the utmost importance to us.For those with any ongoing or pending tasks relating to a PaPaS Cochrane...
    March 19 2020

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