Early pre-screening for complex/problematic pain: stakeholder engagement

Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
Publication date:
17 September 2014


This document  from the RCoA Faculty of Pain Medicine identifies why early screening and management is important to help reduce the burden of pain; it outlines a process for early pre-screening. The aim is to develop consensus around the use of a brief tool that is extremely quick to use and can help with decisions about whether further screening, assessment and early management (including possible referrals) is necessary. It may prompt clinicians to introduce the Initial Assessment and Management Map of Medicine Pathway.