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Neuropathic pain: clinical review

Neuropathic pain: clinical review


Interactive CPD

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


August 20, 2018


November 1, 2018
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Programme Description

This module, updated in 2018 by Dr Bernhard Frank, provides an overview of the clinical features, investigations and treatment of neuropathic pain. Work through this interactive module to learn more about the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain, prognosis and NICE recommendations for pharmacological management.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Explain the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain
  • Make a clinical diagnosis of neuropathic pain
  • Be aware of new developments in the treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Recall NICE recommendations for pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in the non-specialist setting
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Louise Lynch
    Consultant in chronic pain management
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Updated in 2018 by:
    Dr Bernhard Frank
    Consultant in pain medicine
    Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
    Honorary clinical senior lecturer
    University of Liverpool


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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