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Pain Education SIG

Chair Dr Emma Briggs
Contact Details

Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
King's College London
57 Waterloo Road

Tel: 0207 848 3658
Email: emma.briggs:kcl.ac.uk


Prof. Nick Allcock
Dr Sarah Henderson
Dr Janet McGowan
Dr William Notcutt
Dr Paul Wilkinson
Mrs Maggie Whittaker, Treasurer

Year formed 2007
Number of members 108
Council Liaison Prof. Pat Schofield
Nature of SIG Education
Description of Activities
and Scientific Focus
  • Raise awareness of the importance of pain education for patients, the public and healthcare professionals
  • Enhance the skills of those delivering pain education
  • Promote educational methods and technologies that are available to deliver pain education
  • Provide an interprofessional forum for debate and collaborative research and development
  • Organise meetings, seminars and workshops on pain education


Current work Notes January 2011, May 2011, AGM 2011, April 2011, March 2011
Forthcoming Events

Pain Education Study Day

24th November 2014
Churchill Housey, London

study day 33

An exciting and interactive study day exploring the principles and practice of clinical, patient and university education. A great opportunity to meet with like-minded colleagues who want to improve pain management through education. The day creates opportunities for interactive learning, sharing ideas, best practice and addressing the challenges.

Booking form

Any other news

Survey of undergraduate pain curricula for healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom.
A short report.

Principal Investigators:
Dr Eloise Carr
Dr Emma Briggs
Ms Maggie Whittaker

Click here to read the survey report.

short report survey

The Pain Education SIG ran a workshop at the Manchester ASM on Wednesday 14th April 2010 on Rising to national challenges in pain education

2011 Seminar
Interprofessional Working and Learning:Rewards and Challenges
29th November, Churchill House, London

A summary of the seminar and presentation can be accessed by members in the SIG secured area.


The Pain Education SIG held a one day seminar on 23rd November 2010 at Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London.

Topics included:

  • Novel ways to improve communication teaching
  • Reflective Practice
  • Assessment strategies & methods in education - What works for you?
  • Interdisciplinary assessment
  • Developing an inter-professional core undergraduate curriculum, progress and challenges.

For more information about this seminar, and to download copies of presentations, please visit the Pain Education SIG Members secure page at: http://www.britishpainsociety.org/secure/members_sigs_education_secured.htm

The Pain Education SIG also held a one day seminar in both 2009 and 2008 at Churchill House, London.

Topics included:

  • Developing critical thinking
  • Effective use of websites
  • Creative use of the internet for education
  • Active networking
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Blended learning
  • Using the IASP Core Curriculum
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Active networking (speed-datum)
  • Strategies for IPE
  • Using internet resources for pain education

For more information about these seminars, and to download copies of presentations, please visit the Pain Education SIG Members secure page at: http://www.britishpainsociety.org/secure/members_sigs_education_secured.htm




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