Delivering an outpatient pain service


      Chronic pain is a major cause of disability. Outpatient pain management services take a multidisciplinary approach based on a biopsychosocial framework, providing assessment and management of patients who suffer from chronic pain. The emphasis is on education and promotion of self-management. Appropriate facilities, management and cohesive working is essential to provide evidence-based effective pain management.


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      Further reading

        • Academy of Royal Medical Colleges
        Please, write to me. Writing outpatient clinic letters to patients. Guidance.
        September 2018
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      2. Faculty of Pain Medicine, Core standards for pain management services in the UK, 2nd edn,

      3. Faculty of pain medicine – outcome measures. January 2019
      4. General Medical Council – Ethical guidelines

      5. International classification of disease version 11. 2019