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Pain Education Special Interest Group

This is a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, academics, researchers, and patients who are committed to promoting effective pain management through education to provide a forum for members of the British Pain Society with an interest in Pain Education.

There are currently 250 SIG members.

Description of Activities and Scientific Focus

The Pain Education SIG aims to:

  1. Improve pain education for patients, the public and healthcare professionals
  2. Promote evidence-based educational methods and technologies that are available to deliver pain education
  3. Provide a forum for interprofessional debate in order to influence policy and encourage wider participation
  4. Stimulate, engage in, and disseminate collaborative research and innovation around pain education
  5. Organise meetings, seminars and workshops on pain education

We welcome SIG members to join our working groups.  Please email Amelia ([email protected]) or the lead for the working group to talk about your interests and our opportunities. We have  working groups on:

  • Undergraduate Pain Education
  • Research in Pain Education
  • Patient Education (patients as educators, and educating patients)

Further information regarding the work of the SIG is available to BPS Members by clicking here.

If you are not currently a Member but would like to join the Society to access the range of Special Interest Groups, please click here. If you are a member, go to MY BPS, then UPDATE SIG DETAILS, and you can join the SIG by ticking the box next to Pain Education SIG.


Rajiv Malhotra

Rajiv Malhotra

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain

Management: Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust


Emily Cocker

Emily Cocker

Pain Specialist Nurse


Pain Specialist Nurse, PhD Researcher, Pain Management PGDip and MSc Tutor-in-Training & Disability Officer

University of Manchester

Dr Asim Suleman

Dr Asim Suleman


Dr Asim Suleman

GP Partner & Trainer
GPwER Pain Management
linical Lead – ‘Rethinking Pain’
MSK Champion Versus Arthritis

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