Guidelines - Pain

Quick-reference summaries of key national treatment guidance for painful conditions including cancer pain and migraine.

 MIMS summaries

At-a-glance summaries of authoritative evidence-based clinical guidelines for types of pain commonly encountered in primary care, prepared by the MIMS editorial team. 

Initiating Treatment with Transdermal Opioids

Guidance on dosing for fentanyl and buprenorphine patches.

Co-Analgesics for Use in Cancer Pain

Agents and doses for different types of cancer pain.

WHO Pain Ladder for Cancer Pain Relief in Adults

Summary of 3-step approach to analgesia in cancer patients.

Opioid Analgesics: Approximate Potency Equivalence with Oral Morphine

Guide to potencies of opioid analgesics, for dose conversion.

NICE technology appraisals

Decisions by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on NHS access to treatments for pain.