Enabling Self-management and Coping
with Arthritic Pain using Exercise

Information for sites/providers/commissioners

Email us at hello@escape-pain.org for our Implementation Toolkit or to find out more about implementing ESCAPE-pain in your organisation. 




Revamped ESCAPE-pain resource for leisure and community providers 


We have revamped our Leisure Sector FAQ resource to incorporate learnings from ESCAPE-pain leisure and community sites, including 4x case-studies.

If you are a leisure provider/operator interested in learning more about ESCAPE-pain and how to implement the programme in your organisation please email us at hello@escape-pain.org to request a copy.


ESCAPE-pain is highlighted in the updated NHS England clinical guidance (pages 15-18) on knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis in their Evidence-Based Interventions: Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) published in November 2018 and updated in January 2019. The guidance states that exercise programmes like ESCAPE-pain are more effective treatments for patients with osteoarthritis than arthroscopic knee washouts.


Please see below a selection of resources we have designed to support clinical commissioning groups who might want to consider integrating ESCAPE-pain into their MSK contracts.

This infographic shows the clinical and economic benefits of the ESCAPE-pain programme:

The Telegraph published an arthritis feature that recommended ESCAPE-pain as an ideal pathway for osteoarthritis. Below is a copy of the publication:



Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020. Page last updated: 26 October 2020. Next review date: January 2021