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 October 2018



Gail Sowden

Officers Barbara Sharp (Secretary)
Dr Iain Jones (Treasurer)
Council Liaison Officer Dr Zoey Malpus
Patient Liaison Committee Representative Colin Preece
Year Formed 2006
Number of Members 293
Alternate Members

Main Member - Dr Iain Jones
Alternate - Dr Lars Williams

Occupational Therapy
Main Member - Sarah Kely (Clinical Champion Lead)
Alternate - Deanne Barrow

Main Member - Dr Hannah Twiddy
Alternate - Dr Melanie Fraser-Smith

Main Member - Barbara Sharp (Secretary)
Alternate - Gail Sowden (Chair)

Main Member - Jil Probert
Alternate - Dr Dee Burrows 

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


Link to National PMP Directory Survey 2017


Further information regarding the work of the SIG is available to BPS Members by clicking here.

If you are not currently a Member but would like to join the Society to access the range of Special Interest Groups, please click here.


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

Past Events

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)