Core Standards and Commissioning

The move to commissioning through the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Pain Services (for tertiary/specialised services) and local Clinical Commissioning Groups (for other services) has led to the development of a series of publications designed to both (a) inform the pain community about how to manage under new commissioning processes and (b) bring together agreed standards by which services can be commissioned. 

This section of the website contains key information on the service provision standards and the commissioning process.  Other guidelines and publications of the FPM are contained in a separate section of the website accessible through the box link below ‘Guidelines, Consultations & Evidence Base’.


The reference resource for the planning and delivery of Pain Management Services
Information on the commissioning of Pain Management Services
Other Faculty guidelines and publications