Certificate of compliance

Pain Services Website, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

is in compliance with the HONcode

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3 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Jan 2018

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Date of initial review:

16 Aug 2013

Certificate validity:

valid until Jan 2018

Date of last visit:

04 Dec 2017
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

This site has been compiled by Dr James de Courcy, Consultant in Pain Medicine, and his professional colleagues in the Gloucestershire Pain Service, whose training and credentials are listed linked from this linked page.

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This site is intended to help to provide background information to help you with your understanding of, and management of, your pain. It cannot act as a substitute for consultation with or advice from your own doctor. We are afraid we cannot enter into correspondence or discussion about individual patients' pain in the context of this website.

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More information : www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/en/Wards-and-Departments/Departments/Pain-Management/Confidentiality-Statement/

We do not collect or store any information on these pages about patients or site users. Any information is, anyway, treated as confidential under GHNHSFT's Code of Conduct.
Use of cookies on the GHNHSFT site is discussed here. Currently GHNHSFT is using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve its content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. This is discussed further on this page.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall published their paper (Melzack R, Wall PD. Pain mechanisms: a new theory. Science. 1965 Nov 19;150 (699): 971979) on the gate control theory of pain in 1965.

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Page updated 15/02/2016

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All the information is provided in a balanced way.

What are the possible side effects?

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email: pain.webmaster[at]glos.nhs.uk

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These webpages are hosted on the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) website, and no funding for the development of this website has been received from any external source, nor have the authors received any external influence over the content. The authors do not have any conflicts of interest.

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No advertising is hosted.

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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