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British Pain Society Statements/Guidance

FPM & BPS Joint Guidance on Pain Interventions during the COVID-19 Recovery Phase (8 June 2020)

The Faculty of Pain Medicine and The British Pain Society have jointly published guidance on the use of interventions during the COVID-19 recovery phase. This guidance is intended to support the safe resumption of interventional services during all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a list of factors to consider when resuming pain interventions, including the management of various risks.

Pain Management during COVID-19 viral infection (27 March 2020)
The British Pain Society (BPS) has outlined its commitment to help support its members patients with their pain management in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. In the document “Pain Management during Covid-19 viral infection” the BPS comments on how Healthcare Practitioners can support patients during these unprecedented times, including those with pre-existing health conditions like fibromyalgia as well as patients using transdermal opioid patches.

Recommendations from The British Pain Society (17 March 2020)
The British Pain Society has been contacted by several of its members for some guidance with regards to the running of Pain Clinics and Pain Interventional Lists in light of Covid-19 pandemic.

Draft example template letter to Patients informing about change in service (17 March 2020)
To be adapted accordingly in line with your agreed local arrangements.