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British Pain Society undergraduate education survey
On 21 October the British Pain Society launched its survey on the undergraduate pain curricula for healthcare professionals in the UK, which found pain education to be “woefully inadequate”.
Nineteen higher education institutions were included who offered 108 undergraduate programmes from a variety of disciplines: dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing,
occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary science.
Looking at the curricula of these eight healthcare professions across the UK, the report criticised both the amount and type of pain education received by British healthcare undergraduates.
Dr Beverly Collett, Chair of the CPPC spoke at the launch event along with Dr Douglas Justins, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association.
The full report can be found on the BPS web pages.