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Lancashire and South Cumbria Pain Management Resources Hub

Complete or significant reduction in chronic pain is rarely possible but it is what is expected. This disconnect between expectations and the reality is an immense source of frustration for both patients and clinicians. This resources hub has been designed and developed by Lancashire and South Cumbria healthcare professionals to help tackle this disconnect by providing guidance on how to change the focus from pain reduction to improved function with self- management strategies, effective use of medications and with de-prescribing strategies where they are unhelpful. The Lancashire and South Cumbria Pain Management Resources Hub is endorsed by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines Management Group (LSCMMG) and maintained by NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU. For any queries please contact:

In this section you will find:

The problem with Opioids

Structured Medication Review Guidance

Opioid Patient Scenario: Chronic Pain

Opioid Patient Scenario: Seeking Stronger Opioids

Myths and Facts about Pain Medication

Pain Self-Management Strategies







In this section you will find:

Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast - Chronic Pain

The British Pain Society

Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast - Polypharmacy


Opioid Thermometers

NICE guideline on safe prescribing and withdrawal management of medicines associated with dependence

NICE guideline on reviewing medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms

GMMMG Opioid Resource Pack

Live Well with Pain - Tools for HCP

Group Education Sessions for ongoing non-cancer pain

Faculty of Pain Medicine - Opioids Aware

Me & My Medicines Guide

Me & My Medicines Materials


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