Pain Management Programmes Special Interest Group

To provide a forum for members of the British Pain Society with an interest in Pain Management Programmes


Last updated December 2019



Gail Sowden


Lyn Watson (Co-secretary)
Melanie Smith (Co-secretary)
Iain Jones (Treasurer)
Sarah Kelly (Clinical Champions Lead)

BPS Council Liaison Officer Martin Hey
Patient Liaison Committee Representative Brian Roachford
Year Formed 2006
Number of Members 293
Alternate Members

Main Member - Iain Jones
Alternate - Lars Williams

Occupational Therapy
Main Member - Sarah Kelly 
Alternate - Lisa Turner

Main Member - Hannah Twiddy
Alternate - Melanie Smith

Main Member - Lindsey Tollan
Alternate - Gail Sowden (Chair)

Main Member - Jil Probert
Alternate - Lyn Watson 

An Excel file with details of PMP SIG committee membership can be accessed here.


Description of Activities and Scientific Focus

  • Represent UK Pain Management Programmes
  • Oversee the Pain Management Programmes National Conference
  • Maintain a current register of UK Pain Management programmes
  • Liaise with the British Pain Society on issues regarding pain management programmes and assist them in the development of education and training in pain management
  • Act as a resource for information
  • Promote inter-disciplinaryand multi-disciplinary pain management



Latest Updates


December 2019 - latest committee meeting minutes published in members' section, here

March 2019 - results of IAPT survey published in members' section, here


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Past Events


2019 PMP SIG Biennial Conference
17th biennial National Conference of the Pain Management Programmes SIG
11th & 12th September 2019

2017 PMP SIG Biennial Conference
"Gonnae No Dae that!" - Exploring Patient and Clinician Fears

16th biennial National Conference of the Pain Management Programmes SIG
14th & 15th September 2017
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Link to presentations (plenaries and workshops) for registered delegates



PMP SIG documents (members only)