Core standards for pain management services in the UK

Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA);British Pain Society
Publication date:
20 October 2015


This document is a collaborative multidisciplinary publication providing a robust reference source for the planning and delivery of Pain Management Services in the United Kingdom. It is designed to provide a framework for standard setting in the provision of Pain Management Services for healthcare professionals, commissioners and other stakeholders to optimise the care of our patients. It is a document that will evolve, and cannot be viewed as definitive at this stage, but it will provide a firm foundation for the future.