is the British Pain Society ?
The British Pain Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional
organisation in the field of pain within the UK.
Our membership comprises doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists,
psychologists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals
actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and in pain
research for the benefit of patients. We have a steady increasing
number of members annually.
The Society was first registered as a charity on 29 November 1979
as the Intractable Pain Society of Great Britain and Ireland with
a membership limited primarily to anaesthetists working in pain
clinics. Over time, the membership of the Society became increasingly
multidisciplinary and in 1988, the Society changed its name to the
Pain Society. From this point until mid 2004, the Society's membership
and activities continued to grow.
In August 2004, the Pain Society dissolved and all its assets were
transferred to a new incorporated company with charitable status
- The British Pain Society.
In May 2008, The British Pain Society also became a charity registered
Today the British Pain Society has a membership of over 1,550
and is a uniquely relevant representative body on all matters
relating to pain.
The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research
and development in all fields of pain. It endeavours to increase
both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain
and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society
is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the
work of the Council, various Committees, Special Interest Groups
and Working Parties and via its publications, Annual Scientific
Meeting and educational seminars.
& Articles of Association
The business of the Society is managed by an elected Council.