‘From agony to analgesia: seeing pain’ – Poppi investigators interviewed on BBC Radio 4

Poppi investigators Dr Rebeccah Slater and Dr Fiona Moultrie recently featured in a BBC Radio 4 programme entitled ‘From Agony to Analgesia’. The episode, ‘Seeing Pain’, was broadcast on 16th August 2017 and explored current research in the field of pain, including areas such as pain measurement in premature babies, phantom limb syndrome and chronic pain. Dr Slater and Dr Moultrie explain current approaches used to measure pain in babies, and the possibility of using brain activity as a new measure of pain. In particular, they discuss how pain could be determined specifically in premature babies in the context of the Poppi trial. The full radio programme can be accessed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r1tsx#play.

The Poppi trial is funded by The Wellcome Trust and the NIHR EME Programme.

NIHR acknowledgment and disclaimer: This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme (Reference Number 14/187/01). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.