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UK Disabled Activist Campaigning Against Proposed Changes To Chronic Pain Treatment

Wednesday 16 September 2020


From UK newspaper the Yorkshire Evening Post:


Saba Mir
Saba Mir

Leeds disabled activist campaigning against proposed changes to chronic pain treatment

A disabled activist from Leeds who suffers from a chronic pain condition is campaigning against major changes to the way patients like them are treated.

By Mark Lavery
Monday, 7th September 2020
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Saba Mir, 28, of Woodhouse – who is non-binary – has suffered from ME for two years and is in severe and constant pain for which they are prescribed opioid painkillers co-codamol by their GP.

Saba said NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which governs how the NHS provides care and treatment in England and Wales, is proposing an overhaul of chronic pain treatment.

Saba said proposals put forward in the NICE Chronic Pain Guideline mean that people suffering from their condition and other chronic pain conditions in future will no longer be prescribed opioid painkillers along with around ten other medications.


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