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Guideline

Management of chronic pain

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Last updated:1st Dec 2013

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the assessment and management, in non-specialist settings, of adults with chronic non-malignant pain, defined for the purposes of this guideline as pain that has been present for more than 12 weeks. Self management, pharmacological, psychological, physical, complementary and dietary therapies are covered.

This guideline will be of particular interest to all healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients with chronic pain, including general practitioners, pharmacists, anaesthetists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, rheumatologists, occupational therapists, nurses, patients, carers and voluntary organisations with an interest in chronic pain.

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