South Thames Acute Pain Group

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‘Hooked on painkillers’ – BBC Panorama programme

"Doctors in the UK are prescribing record doses of highly addictive painkillers. Around four million people are now taking opioids - drugs that are closely related to heroin. Reporter Declan Lawn meets patients who have been hooked on painkillers for years and he goes inside the NHS clinic helping them kick the prescription habit."

Pain talk

The national discussion forum and community for UK Healthcare Professionals with an interest in acute, chronic, or palliative Pain Management.

The Pain Web

This site contains useful information, which will be of great interest to health professionals. It will include details of forthcoming meetings and reports on those meetings as they take place.


A unique collaboration between surgeons and anaesthesiologists on procedure specific pain management.

Pain Relief Foundation

The Pain Relief Foundation is a UK charity which funds research into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is concerned with education of doctors and nurses in pain management. This site provides essential, comprehensive and independent information for health professionals about the use of drugs in palliative care.