Chronic knee pain self-management programme praised by NICE as example of good practice

A programme helping patients to manage their own chronic knee pain, based at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, has been hailed as a national example of good healthcare practice.

Professor Mike Hurley, of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George’s, developed the Enabling Self-management and Coping for Arthritic Pain through Exercise (ESCAPE-pain) programme in 2000.