Joint statement of clarification on the latest NICE chronic pain guidance; regarding patients already on medication

23rd Apr 2021

A joint statement from the Faculty of Pain Medicine, The British Pain Society, The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and the Royal College of General Practitioners. read more..

Health department launches 'landmark review' of prescription drug addiction in UK

24th Jan 2018

Health department launches 'landmark review' of prescription drug addiction in UK read more..

Spinal cord stimulation - formal response sent

11th Dec 2017

NICE gave us the opportunity to comment on the MTEP on Senza and after consulting with the British Pain Society Membership, the following submission was made. read more..

The British Pain Society at 50

14th Nov 2017

In honour of the British Pain Society reaching a 50-year milestone, current BPS president Dr Andrew Baranowski, founding member Professor Sir Michael Bond, and Pain Concern’s chair Heather Wallace were invited to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to the understanding of pain. read more..

BPS Statement on World Arthritis Day

12th Oct 2017

Professor David A Walsh, a BPS member and Director, Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre provides some thoughts for World Arthritis Day on behalf of the Society. read more..

Call for better pain management assessment by nurses

3rd Oct 2017

Nurses need to do more to assess the effectiveness of pain relief when working with older patients, according to those involved in a new campaign launched today by the British Pain Society. read more..

Statement on recent evidence of increasing access to, and episodes of poisoning from prescription opioids

18th Sep 2017

Over recent years, opioid medicines have been prescribed more commonly for other types of long-term pain such as back pain, arthritis or nerve pain. However, there is less evidence that they are effective in the longer term for these types of pain. read more..

Overdoses on opioid painkillers more than double in a decade

13th Sep 2017

Number of hospital admissions in England rose to 11,660 last year as doctors say drugs are being prescribed too readily read more..

Access to medicinal cannabis: meeting patient needs

23rd Sep 2016

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform. Access to medicinal cannabis: meeting patient needs. The British Pain Society response read more..

'Silent epidemic' of chronic pain affects nearly 28 million in UK, study suggests

21st Jun 2016

Astonishing results revealed in research instigated by The British Pain Society. read more..

BBC Radio Kent

21st Jun 2016

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The silent epidemic - chronic pain in the UK

21st Jun 2016

The British Pain Society has instigated research that has revealed truly astonishing results. Chronic pain affects more than two fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living with pain that has lasted for three months or longer. read more..

Opioids Aware resource launched

17th Dec 2015

Tuesday 14th December saw the launch of Opioids Aware, a new resource for all prescribers, patients and their carers to support safe and rational use of opioid medicines. read more..

UK Pain Messages

28th Sep 2015

The aim of the UK Pain Messages is to define and gain consensus and consistency over the facts and figures used when highlighting the burden of Chronic Pain in the UK. read more..

ACCEA Excellence Awards 2015

14th Apr 2015

We are pleased to announce that the ACCEA 2015 National Awards Round opened today, Tuesday 14 April. read more..

NHS England - Important information in relation to prescribing and dispensing pregabalin

10th Apr 2015

In March 2015, NHS England published guidance about the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin for neuropathic pain. read more..

Trauma Programme of Care Pathfinder Project – Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain

3rd Mar 2015

National Pathway of Care for Low Back and Radicular Pain read more..

Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain – October 2014

13th Jan 2015

IASP have announced the 2014-2015 Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain read more..

UK Pain Champion 2014 – November 2014

13th Jan 2015

We are delighted to announce... read more..

Europe lacks pain teaching – December 2013

13th Jan 2015

The APPEAL (Advancing the Provision of Pain Education and Learning) study revealed... read more..

SIGN Booklet – December 2013

13th Jan 2015

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network read more..

Standards of Good Practice for Medial Branch Block Injections and Radiofrequency Denervation for Low back Pain

13th Jan 2015

A new joint British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists publication read more..

Patient Information Leaflets – June 2014

13th Jan 2015

Produced by the Faculty of Pain Medicine with support from the British Pain Society read more..