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by damnsaiyan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: European Journal of Pain
Replies: 1
Views: 762

European Journal of Pain

Not to spam this forum, but I have yet another paper request (damn NHS athens account!)

Anyone have access to this?:

Thomsen et al. (2002). Chronic non-malignant pain patients and health economic consequences. European Journal of Pain, 6(5), 341-352.
by damnsaiyan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

Hi all,

Another request. Does anyone have access to this by any chance?

Cost-Effectiveness and Health Care Utilization in a Multidisciplinary Pain Center: Comparison of Three Treatment Groups. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 8(4), 237-244.
by damnsaiyan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper request
Replies: 0
Views: 642

Paper request

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had access to this

(It might not seem psychology related, but honest, it is!)

Simmons et al. (1988). Determining successful pain clinic treatment through validation of cost effectiveness. Spine, 13, 24-34.

Thanks!
by damnsaiyan
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Surrey IAPT - Self referral
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

Thanks for all the responses guys.

I'm encouraging my friend to register with a GP at the moment so hopefully they'll be able to access some help after that
by damnsaiyan
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Surrey IAPT - Self referral
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

Surrey IAPT - Self referral

Hi there, I have a friend in Surrey who wants access to IAPT. S/he doesn't have a GP and I can't seem to find any info on how patients can self-refer. So I guess the two questions are, can s/he still self-refer without having a GP, and, how can they self-refer? The difficulty they are having is that...
by damnsaiyan
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Ksf gateways and pay increases
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

We were meant to get a pay increase after 6 months? I never knew about this, and it seems neither did my HR department!
by damnsaiyan
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: bank work
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Bank work is very flexible. It means you are on a roster of staff who can be contacted when the permanent staffing provisions are insufficient, e.g. when staff are sick, on annual leave, or the nursing/care requirements are temporarily increased. At this point the organisation will contact people o...
by damnsaiyan
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9313
Views: 1665171

1. Free movie screening on Monday, woo!
2. Wish the pain in my jaw would go away after oral surgery today
3. I can conquer chemistry!
4. Liverpool better win tomorrow :shock:
5. I can't keep putting off revising for my interview (which is next week) any longer!
by damnsaiyan
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: NVQ in Care (for HCA posts)
Replies: 5
Views: 5990

For what it's worth I really regret not taking the NVQ 3 which was offered to me many times while I worked in care so if you do have the chance I'd take it! Did you regret it because it would have been easier to get a HCA with it? Or because of what you learn? I think I'll ask my supervisor about w...
by damnsaiyan
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: NVQ in Care (for HCA posts)
Replies: 5
Views: 5990

NVQ in Care (for HCA posts)

Hi all, I'm currently employed as a part time AP, but I'd like to gain some additional work as an HCA to support my income and gain some further experience. All HCA posts ask for an NVQ in Care. How would I go about gaining this? After a bit of googling I can see that you have to be employed in a he...
by damnsaiyan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Samaritans
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Hey there,

I'm with the Samaritans, I'll give you a PM!
by damnsaiyan
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: How do you dress for work?
Replies: 72
Views: 36509

Trousers and shirt. Not much variety for men!
by damnsaiyan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Gave up a Band 5 AP job - advice needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2408

Remember that your PWP contract might state that you have to pay back course fees if you leave after a year. So check that carefully if you do go for it...
by damnsaiyan
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Beginning to feel suffocated with undefined roles
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

This is a very brief response and doesn't really add much to your questions/frustration...but I just wanted to say that one year as an honorary assistant psychologist is more than enough. I would think you would have gained a lot in that time and you sound like you have an excellent CV, so start thi...
by damnsaiyan
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Early morning starts!! What time do you get up??
Replies: 42
Views: 8948

Wow, you're the first person I've heard of who wakes up earlier than me for a commute! I wake up at 5:05am (I need that extra 5 minutes!). I've got a 20 minute walk to the station, then two underground trains, then a national rail train, then a ten minute walk to the hospital. Fun fun! Luckily it's ...