Self-managing persistent pain

PainSense gives patients the tools and resources they need to self-manage persistent pain and develop the skills and techniques to become more independent. 

PainSense is a whole system approach to supporting self-management of pain, putting the patient at the heart of the journey to a better quality of life. 

The Pain Toolkit app and the Pain Management Plan app are both free to download from the app stores. Each focuses on a different aspect of the process to become an effective self-manager of your persistent pain to improve your quality of life.


The apps’ underlying CBT-based approach is presented through an intuitive, easy to use interface. The user experience is rich and immersive, with audio commentary, interactive features and, crucially, data collection capabilities.

What’s very exciting is that when my patients with persistent pain use this app, I will be able to identify those who are doing well, that I don’t need to worry about, and those who are struggling and need some help.
— Dr Michael Taylor, York House Surgery, Heywood, Greater Manchester


Care together from anywhere

Designed and developed with Carers UK, Jointly is a innovative mobile and online application designed to make caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised.


With Jointly you can create a circle of care for the person you are looking after. Once you have set up your circle you can start using Jointly to organise care. Jointly combines group messaging with other useful features including to-do and medication lists, calendar and more. Use it with others or on your own.

Jointly is designed for people who share care with others, people who juggle work and care, people with smartphones, tablets or access to the web and forward thinking employers and service providers, who employ them or deliver services to them.


Looking after someone can be so complicated. Jointly helps me stay on top of things and share information easily with everyone involved in my son’s care.
— Carer, UK