Chronic Pain Toolkit for Clinicians

Early assessment and effective management of pain is essential to prevent its progression to Chronic Pain.

Read the Management principles for chronic non cancer pain (PDF 147.5 KB).

Is pain lasting longer than 3 months with one or more of the following?

  • escalating use of pain medications
  • decreasing function and activity
  • increasing psychological distress

Best evidence for effective management and prevention of chronic pain is to use an interdisciplinary bio-psychosocial approach to people in pain.

Tools and resources below will help guide management, see Pain Management Plan (GPMP + TCA).