Resources for clinicians

General resources and guidance

  • Live Well with Pain – developed by former GP Dr Frances Cole and pharmacist Emma Davies. This website offers resources for clinicians supporting patients with persistent pain
  • British Pain Society – contemporary guidance for clinicians published by the BPS
  • Pain Concern – based in Scotland, Pain Concern is a charity working to support and inform people with persistent pain and those who care for them. They also produce a podcast called Airing Pain
  • Flippin’ Pain - inspired by the Australian pain revolution movement. This website was developed by pain researchers and physiotherapists and aims to help people better understand persistent pain
  • Pain Toolkit – a guide to pain self-management developed by Pete Moore

Tools for meeting with patients

NICE guidelines 



  • Opioid Tapering Resource Pack – a resource pack published by EPUT, the Princess Alexandra Hospital and West Essex CCG. It provides structured guidance related to opioid tapering in adults with chronic non-cancer pain
  • 10 Opioid Safety Messages information leaflet – for clinicians and patients
  • Opioids Aware – a resource for patients and clinicians to support the prescribing of opioid medications for pain produced by the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Other medications 

  • Amitriptyline, Anticonvulsants, NSAIDs, and NSRIs leaflet – a leaflet produced by the West Essex Community Paint Management Service. Still in development