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Pain in Older People Special Interest Group

To provide a forum for members of the British Pain Society with an interest in pain in older people.


Dr Margaret Dunham



Council Liaison Officer

Dr Amelia Swift

Year Formed


Number of Members



Description of Activities and Scientific Focus

  • To increase awareness and promote education about pain in older persons
  • To provide a national and interdisciplinary forum for people interested in clinical and research questions on pain in older persons
  • To develop/endorse best practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain in older persons
    To promote discussion and research on pain in older persons, including:
    - senescence of pain perception
    - multidimensional assessment of pain and its consequences
    - pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain
    - uniqueness of the pain experience in patients with cognitive impairment
  • To facilitate the development of international collaborative research efforts on pain in older persons

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

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