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Dr. Beverly Collett – Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC), United Kingdom

"The EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain-Collecting good practices launched by Active Citizenship Network is a fantastic new initiative awarded for the first time this year. It will give us all the opportunity to consider how these excellent examples of good practice can be rolled out more widely for the benefit of people living with pain."

Dr. Beverly Collett
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC)

Dr. Beverly Collett is an Emeritus Consultant in Pain Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

She has been a Board member and examiner for Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. She chaired the Professional Standards Committee and was coordinator for Core Standards for Pain Management Services UK - the first standard setting document for the provision of multidisciplinary Pain Management Services in the UK - which has been adopted by the Care Quality Commission.

She is a past Treasurer and Council member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). She is a Past-President of the British Pain Society and of the International Pelvic Pain Society and is a past Honorary Secretary of the European Federation of IASP Chapters. She was Chair of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) – an umbrella organisation of patients, parliamentarians and health care professionals promoting policy solutions that contribute towards the improvement in the quality of life of those affected by chronic pain.

In 2015, she was awarded an OBE, a Queen’s honour, for her services to pain management.