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Medication in Pain Management Online

Course Date

Start: 10th June 2023 @ 09:00am
End: 10th June 2023 @ 17:00pm

Course Location

13-15 Parkwood Road,, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Course Outline


Are you aggravated by Amitriptyline? Troubled by Tramadol? Well, worry no more – this one-day course is designed to give clinicians working in community MSK settings a grounding in how the various analgesics work, their effects – both good and bad, and exploring the role of the non-prescriber in having conversations around medication.


Delivered by a GP and Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner with over 40 years of combined experience in managing pain in a community setting this unique combination provides practical tips and tricks to support day to day practice.


Aims & Learning Objectives

We will cover a range of topics that will include;

• A comprehensive review of the main groups of analgesics and where they have their effects within nociceptive pathways and beyond

• An overview of individual factors that influence medication effects including polypharmacy, multimorbidity and old age.

• Reviewing the evidence base on where and when medications are prescribed.

• Exploring the role of the non-prescriber supporting conversations with patients around the role of medication in pain management


This will be an interactive teaching approach making use of short presentations and clinical case/problem-based approach to enhance learning, with opportunity for discussion and use of a delegate workbook with relevant resources contained within.


• How analgesics work

  • Review of nociceptive pathways interspersed with descriptions of how each category of analgesic works
  • Description of other effects of medication throughout the body
  • Overview of pharmacokinetics and individual variation in metabolism

• Risks and benefits of medications

  • Review of the evidence base
  • The guidelines for prescribing analgesia


• The role of the non-prescriber in advice around medication

  • National guidance
  • Consulting skills – case studies/small group work
  • How to answer questions, addressing patients concerns and queries around medication

• Resources/signposting

  • When (and where) to refer for advice – including pharmacists, signposting information for patients


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email