Five free resources for refreshing your knowledge on pain management

We know that pain management is a topic applicable to a large number of areas and sectors of pharmacy. Here are some useful free resources which may be helpful to you if you need to refresh or consolidate your knowledge.

The CPPE pain managemente-learning programmeis available to download from their website It provides an overview of principles of pain management and includes reference to non pharmacological as well as pharmacological treatments.

E-learning for healthhas an expansive module on pain management at registered on the site, you can work through each of the different chapters on types or classifications of pain, techniques and classes of analgesics. Some of the chapters have been written by members of the UKCPA Pain Management Group.

Change Painis a learning programme hosted by the pharmaceutical company Gruenthal Ltd for healthcare professionals. The website,, hosts educational content in a variety of formats and contributors include national and internationally known experts.

The Opioids Awareresource is available on the Royal College of Anaesthetists website ( was originally funded by Public Health England “to support a safe and effective prescribing decision”.

CPPE also have an e-learning programme focused on opioids. Developed by the MHRA, this programme will support anyone who “prescribes, dispenses or administers opioids to patients”.

If you have come across any other useful resources, please share them with us by posting on the UKCPA Pain Managment Twitter feed @UKCPAPain


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