Author and founder of the Pain Toolkit
A welcome message from Pete Moore
A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.
It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started. All you need to be is willing to read and use it and take on board some of the suggestions.
Here is how I got started:
Pete attended the INPUT Pain Management Programme in 1996.
From 2002 - 2011 he worked for the Expert Patients Programme as Senior Trainer for Pain and as a Business Development Manager.
He has written several patient/health care professional-led pain self-management programmes, including:-
- Pain Toolkit (illustrated)
- Back Pain Toolkit (illustrated)
- Your Pain Toolkit (illustrated)
- My Pain Toolkit (for teenagers and young people)
- Managing your pain, one day at a time
- Persistent Pain Programme
- Pain Handbook for patients (illustrated)
- COPD Handbook (illustrated)
- Managing pain, from the patients prospective
- Self-management for long-term health conditions (illustrated)
Pete has co-authored, with Dr. Frances Cole, a simple booklet for people with pain called the Pain Toolkit which was supported by the Department of Health and now used extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Since 2009 245,000 copies have been printed and in circulation throughout the UK and download from the website 350,000 times.
They have been translated into Austrian, Arabic, Dutch, French, Norwegian, German, Gujarati, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
Pete regularly speaks to health care professionals and patient groups here in the UK and Europe about pain self-management and is a regular presenter at the EFIC Pain School (Austria).
He works part time as part of the Patient Advisory Team for the University College London, Imperial College and Leicester University which are conducting research on the role of movements in persistent pain called Emotion & Pain. The study is taking advantage from recent technological developments in the field of computer gaming and aims at record people’s movements using special sensors.
Health Coaching Training Programmes for Clinicians
Pete is a member of the Steering Group for the Health Coaching concept in the East of England. Health Coaching promotes a different type of conversation that transforms and supports the clinician/patient relationship.
Pete is a member of
British Pain Society - he supported the BPS when upgrading the desirable criteria for Pain Management Programmes in the UK.
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Pete is the winner of the Pain UK Champion award 2014 - Click here for more information