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BPS patient publications

The British Pain Society has published a number of booklets aimed specifically for patients. Each publication is available to download free of charge, in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download it here and follow the instructions to download the relevant software.

If you would like hard copies of any of the publications, please complete and return a copy of the Information for Patients Publications Order Form.


Use of medicines outside of their UK marketing authorisation in pain management and palliative medicine - information for patients (2012)

This document is an information booklet prepared on behalf of the Association for Palliative Medicine and the British Pain Society. This leaflet will help patients understand some important aspects of medicine licensing regulations and how these issues may affect them. This leaflet has been revised and rewritten with the support of the Plain English Campaign who have awarded it their Crystal Mark.

The document can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


Managing Cancer Pain - information for patients (2010)
This leaflet has been produced by the British Pain Society, supported by the Association of Palliative Medicine and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase on request from the Secretariat, by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image above.


Managing pain effectively using 'Over the Counter' (OTC) Medicines (2010)
This leaflet has been produced jointly with The Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB). You can download a copy by clicking the image below


Opioids for persistent pain: information for patients (2010)
This leaflet has been produced in conjunction with the publication Opioids for persistent pain: good practice

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase on request from the Secretariat by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


Understanding and Managing Pain (2010)
This booklet has been produced to help patients understand and manage their pain. Whether the pain is recent or long-term, severe or less severe, this booklet explores how to get the best out of the patient and healthcare professional partnership. It looks at what pain is, what can be done about it and who can help.

Hard copies of this document are available on request from the Secretariat, by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below. Healthcare professionals can order a maximum of 50 copies for distribution to patients at their organisations.


Spinal Cord Stimulation for pain: information for patients (2009)
This leaflet has been produced in conjunction with the publication Spinal cord stimulation for the management of pain. The leaflet tells the patient about spinal cord stimulation and provides some information that may be needed before the patient can decided whether a stimulator might be the right thing for them.

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase on request from the Secretariat by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


Help the Aged - Pain in Older People: Reflections and Experiences from an older person's persepctive (2008)

You can download a copy of the 2008 document, free of charge, by clicking the image below.


Intrathecal drug delivery systems for treating pain and spasticity: information for patients (2008)

**PLEASE NOTE THIS GUIDELINE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW.

This leaflet provides information regarding ITDD systems before you decide whether this might be right for you.

The leaflet has been awarded the Plain English Campaign's Crystal Mark.

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase on request from the Secretariat by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


Pain management programmes for adults: information for patients (2007)

**PLEASE NOTE THIS GUIDELINE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW.

This leaflet provides information regarding pain management programmes for adults and explains what a pain management programme is, who it is for and how it can help patients.

The leaflet has been awarded the Plain English Campaign's Crystal Mark.

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase on request from the Secretariat by completing and returning a publications order form, or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


Pain and problem drug use: information for patients (2007)

**PLEASE NOTE THIS GUIDELINE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW.

This leaflet can help patients understand their problem and helps patients work with their healthcare team to decide the most effective and safe treatments.  It includes information about opioid medicines for pain relief, what healthcare teams need to know about the patient and why, assessing treatment and what a patient can expect from healthcare teams.  Following a year-long consultation process, the final guidelines were launched at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Glasgow on Thursday 26 April.

The leaflet has been awarded the Plain English Campaign's Crystal Mark.

Hard copies of this document are available to purchase from the Secretariat or can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the image below.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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