BMJ article ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies’

The Faculty welcomes the publication of the BPS part-funded study, ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies’, published in BMJ Open. This notes that chronic pain affects between one third and one half of the UK population (circa 28 million), with prevalence rising with age.

The Faculty has long sought to draw attention to the burden of chronic pain and encourage national stakeholders to work with the professional organisations to draw attention to the problems facing patients with chronic pain and to prioritise solutions to these problems.  The Right Patient Right Professionals Right Time initiative was launched in December last year and provides a handy pamphlet highlighting some key areas for patients and for national leads.

21 June 2016