This section of the website is directed towards health professionals working with patients living with persistent pain.
Persistent pain is a complicated condition and is often challenging to diagnose, explain and treat. Here you’ll find resources to make it easier to help patients learn to manage their condition.
It pulls together useful tools, local referral information and pathways designed to be used during consultations, as well more detailed educational resources and a range of patient information leaflets.
The aim is to facilitate patient knowledge and understanding of the best ways they can minimise the effects of persistent pain on their lives.
This usually involves a combination of biological treatments including medication, psychological treatments such as helping patients understand and come to terms with their condition, and supporting social issues like the ability to work or socialise with friends.