CSPMS - Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK
Faculty of Pain Medicine, United Kingdom
The CSPMS UK document presents high but realistic standards which are drawn from the evidence base. It is written in sections comprising standards which are a ‘must’ and recommendations which are not simply aspirational but something to be worked towards where they are not currently in place. As pain management evolves so too will these standards such that they become a contemporary and relevant resource for the future.
Alongside its multidisciplinary authorship the document has been out to extensive stakeholder consultation. Implicit in this is an acceptance of these standards such that these standards become the cornerstone of the delivery of pain management across the United Kingdom.