South Thames Acute Pain Group

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An independent national charity registered as the National Back Pain Association (charity number 256751) that helps people manage and prevent back pain.

Pain Research Institute

The Institute, whilst part of the Department of Neurological Science, is closely associated with the Pain Clinic at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery (WCNN) NHS Trust. The pain clinic sees over 3000 patients each year.

World Health Organisation Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain Release is the publication of the World Health Organization global communications program to improve cancer pain control and palliative and supportive care. Cancer Pain Release is dedicated to keeping a worldwide and multidisciplinary audience in the health professions and government abreast of relevant information and developments in clinical medicine, education and policy.

The Concice Guidance To Good Practice

The guideline, assessment of pain in older people, is designed to allow clinicians to make rapid, informed decisions based wherever possible on synthesis of the best available evidence and expert consensus gathered from practising clinicians. Guidelines/pain concise laminate WEB.pdf). Guidelines/pain concise guidelines WEB.pdf

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Risk information leaflets for patients covering risks after anaesthetic epidurals and peripheral nerve blocks, hosted by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.