Our Mission

  • To provide exemplary clinical care in prevention and treatment of debilitating pain states.
  • To continually improve pain management through research and education.

Our Values

  • We understand that each individual's experience of pain is unique, affecting their relationships and work life in a complex manner.
  • We believe in a wide interdisciplinary perspective on the understanding and treatment of pain.
  • We value evidence-based practice.
  • We support the ongoing search for and dissemination of knowledge in pain management.
  • We promote self-management strategies.

Our Goals (2012-2016)

  • To develop patient care pathways for chronic pain e.g. peripheral neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, failed back surgery, fibromyalgia, and post-surgical pain syndromes.
  • To shift pain clinic role to a consultant's service where our recommendations would be made to the referring doctor utilizing the care plan framework.
  • To gain accreditation as a Royal College Pain Medicine Residency Training Program.
  • to be known nationally and internationally as a centre that provides excellent undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pain Medicine.
  • To increase research output in our focus areas.
Jim Watson
  • Jim Watson MD