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Position Papers

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Position Papers / Guidelines from the Australian Pain Society

Approved Date Review Date Position Paper / Guideline Document
March, 2016 March, 2019 The Role of the Psychologist in the Management of Persistent Pain Download


Position Papers / Guidelines from Peer Organisations

Note: Where existing Position Papers are deemed as useful references by the APS Board, they will be referenced below rather than unnecessarily duplicating effort.

Approved Date Review Date Organisation Position Paper / Guideline Document
November, 2013 October, 2018 British Pain Society Guidelines for Pain Management Programmes for adults


December, 2013   Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) SIGN 136: Management of chronic pain, A national clinical guideline


February, 2015 February, 2018 International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (NeuPSIG) Pharmocotherapy for neuropathic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis



April, 2015   Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA

PM10: Statement on "Medicinal Cannabis" with particular reference to its use in the management of patients with chronic non-cancer pain

April, 2015   NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Pain Management Programs - Which Patient for Which Program?



June, 2015   Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA

PM01: Recommendations regarding the use of Opioid Analgesics in patints with chronic Non-Cancer Pain

PM01 (Appendix 1) Quick reference recommendations for conduct of an Opioid Trial in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

PM01 (Appendix 2) Opioid Dose Equivalence - Calculation of Oral Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose (oMEDD)

FPM/ANZCA Free Opioid Calculator App






October, 2016   Royal Austalian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Medicinal use of cannabis products Weblink