PainSense Partners

Advanced Digital Institute

ADI-logoThe Advanced Digital Institute (ADI) creates innovative solutions for improving people’s everyday lives.

ADI specialises in the use of technology to transform essential services such as healthcare. Its team of senior technologists, engineers, project managers, innovators and entrepreneurs aims to generate real social and human value by addressing some of today’s biggest social and technological challenges.

ADI is closely involved in a number of major national projects currently driving the move to digital health service delivery, and is the lead organisation in i-focus, a Technology Strategy Board funded project which is supporting the dallas programme nationwide.

ADI Health is the lead partner in the PainSense Service.


Dr Frances Cole

frances-coleDr Frances Cole is part time GP and pain rehabilitation specialist working in West Yorkshire. Originally trained in cognitive behavioural therapy at Newcastle CT Centre in 1993-4, in 1996 she started the UK’s first multidisciplinary primary care pain rehabilitation service to be based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles.

Dr Cole is a past the chair of the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group. She was a finalist in the 2011 NHS National Clinical Leaders Network leadership award for leading and implementing changes in provision of services for patients with pain.

Together with Pete Moore, Dr Cole co-authored the Pain Toolkit which is one of the PainSense Service digital patient resources.

She is closely involved in the pathway redesign component the PainSense Service, working alongside planners and commissioners to bring a self-management focus to service delivery.


Pete Moore

pete-mooreBetween 2002 – 2011 Pete 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 service, including the Pain Toolkit.

Pete regularly speaks to health care professionals and patient groups both 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 where he is involved in ongoing research into the role of movement in persistent pain.

Together with Dr Frances Cole, Pete co-authored the Pain Toolkit which is one of the PainSense Service digital patient resources. As a true expert patient Pete brings an invaluable perspective to the PainSense Service ensuring it engages patients effectively and compellingly.


Professor Bob Lewin

bob-lewinBob Lewin is a clinical psychologist and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Health Sciences where he continues his research into innovative and effective self-management approaches in persistent illness with a strong focus on cardiac illness.

Professor Lewin has developed and tested, in randomised controlled trials, a number of cognitive-behaviour self-management programmes, several of which are in use in the NHS. He has contributed to a number of Department of Health initiatives and guidelines.

Professor Lewin also publishes the Pain Management Plan, a highly regarded self-management resource which, in digital form, is one of the core patient resources in the PainSense Service.


Leeds West CCG

leeds-west-ccgAs the setting for the PainSense Service first phase of development, Leeds West CCG has played a central role in grounding the service in a contemporary healthcare context across Leeds. As the service enters its final testing phase before full national role out in Spring 2015, GPs and other pain practitioners across Leeds will continue to inform the process so that other areas can be assured of PainSense’s ability to meet the real world challenges of moving towards digital delivery.


Virtual College

virtual-collegeVirtual College has worked with every NHS Trust in the country since 2006.

The agency works with healthcare organisations to support the delivery of lean training and develops bespoke training which has contributed to improving the patient experience throughout the UK.

Virtual College is leading the development of e-learning packages for the PainSense Service.