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Information for Healthcare Professionals 

New - Chronic Pain Learning Series 
A monthly programme of pain management topics and case discussions

NEW! Chronic pain resources from RCGP  - Chronic Pain Management in Children

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MAPS ( Managing pain skills) is a structured approach to managing pain in primary care. Resources for HCP's & Patients

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The pain data website from Glasgow pain specialists has videos, LearnPro modules and an Opioid Calculator  

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Live Well with Pain, developed by clinicians, for clinicians to support  patients towards better self-management long term pain.

The NSW Australian Pain Network has great healthcare professional info for assessment and management as well as loads of information for patients

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Pain Service SharePoint Site - Resources for patients and clinicians. Drop-in Sessions Thursday 1-2pm. 

MSK Evidence Based HUB For NHS Scotland Lots of info and resources to support MSK practice in AHPs. Monthly Picks section summarising contemporary research in specific areas. 

Australian Back Pain videos - It's very difficult to damage your back.

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Other sources of information


Tools to document pain assessment
Brief Pain Inventory
DN4 a short questionnaire that can aid diagnosis of neuropathic pain
PHQ 9 - for assessment of depression
GAD7 - for assessment of anxiety
Pain Catastrophising - it is natural to fear the worst, but feelings of helplessness, magnification and rumination can increase pain and disability 
Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia a tool to define fear of pain with movement 

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