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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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Other sources of information

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


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 

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