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Chronic pain clinical Q&A

Chronic pain clinical Q&A


Clinical Interview

Time to Complete

0.25 hours


February 2, 2016


December 5, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Martin Johnson, RCGP clinical lead for chronic pain, describes his role and answers questions on diagnosis and management of chronic pain in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include effective assessment, the need for medication review and the limitations to use of the WHO pain ladder.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the value of pursuing an interest in chronic pain
  • Undertake an effective patient assessment that explores all relevant factors
  • Understand more about the nature of chronic pain as a long-term condition
  • Use the Pain Toolkit, StarTBack tool and WHO pain ladder appropriately
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Martin Johnson
    RCGP clinical lead for chronic pain
    Honorary secretary for the British Pain Society
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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