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British Pain Society

“The British Pain Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Our membership comprises medical pain specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, psychologists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and in pain research for the benefit of patients.”

Cross-party Group on Chronic Pain (Scottish Parliament):

 “To inform politicians and other decision makers of the enormous suffering and the cost to society in billions of pounds resultant of unemployment, family breakdown, depression and, in some cases, suicide”... “To view the establishment of the Scottish Parliament as a chance to start afresh, overturn decades of neglect, often unintentional, of one of the biggest health issues in society”...

North British Pain Association

The North British Pain Association was founded in 1984 and consists of over 200 members from Scotland and the North of England. Membership consists of doctors working in pain or palliative care and nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and others with an interest in pain management. 

Apart from regular meetings, other activities of the Association include support for members through travel grants and research grants and also efforts to encourage a greater awareness of the importance of pain management in political and managerial circles.

Pain Concern:

“Pain Concern is run by chronic pain sufferers. We give information and support to pain sufferers, their families and their carers”

Pain Concern provide

- Information and support for pain sufferers, those who care for them and about them.

- Free Factsheet and leaflets to help you manage your pain. 

- Quarterly magazine - Listening-ear helpline - the chance to talk to another pain sufferer

Up to date information about pain medicine training in the West of Scotland.

West of Scotland Pain Group