Pain: Do You Get It Ayrshire?

Join us for a fun, FREE and informative look at the most recent scientific understanding of PAIN

Flippin' Pain & NHS Arran & Ayrshire presents...

PAIN: Do you get it Ayrshire?

An event for EVERYONE, but especially those affected by persistent or chronic pain.

Join Professor Cormac Ryan- Community Pain Champion for the Flippin’ Pain campaign- for a fun, informative and completely FREE journey through the most recent scientific understanding of PAIN including why it may be time to change the way we think about, talk about, and treat persistent pain.


The event will include an interactive audience Q&A during which Prof. Ryan will be joined by a panel of experts including:

  • Dr Nina Cockton – Clinical Psychologist
  • Colin Cruickshanks – Person living with persistent pain
  • Dr Kieran Dinwoodie– GP
  • Ruth Barber – Person living with persistent pain

Understanding PAIN could be your first step on the road to recovery.


Panelist bios:

Dr Nina Cockton

Nina has worked as a clinical psychologist in physical health settings for many years. Currently, she feels privileged to work alongside people living with persistent pain to help improve quality of life and well-being.

Dr Kieran Dinwoodie

Kieran is a GP partner and trainer in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire at Calderside Medical Practice. He has an interest in chronic pain management and for the last year has been GP Advisor in the Scottish Government’s Modernising Patient Pathways Programme (MPPP). The MPPP’s goal is to improve patient journeys by delivering sustainable changes to support safe, effective and person centred care.

Ruth Barber

Ruth is a freelance yoga and meditation teacher in Glasgow. She has lived well with persistent pain since attending a pain management programme in 2007, having lived with pain of a neuropathic nature in her thigh/pelvis since 2005 after a very minor dancing injury. She previously worked in community development and in mental health services for over 20 years.

Colin Cruickshanks

An undertaker from Ayrshire, Colin has lived with persistent pain since an industrial accident at work in 1998.


When: Tuesday 24th August, 5.00-6.30pm BST

Where: Due to the ongoing pandemic this is a virtual webinar event

Sign up: Book your place here


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