Pain UK is an alliance of charities providing a voice for people in pain

We were founded in November 2011. Since then, our membership base has grown rapidly and we now support charities dealing with all manner of painful conditions, from head to toe.

We're here to help the
0 million people
in the UK who live with pain


The NHS faces a difficult economic future with a focus on delivering patient centered care. The Health Minister tells us that there is currently a shortfall in the number of GP’s that is needed to deliver patient care.

Pain UK have produced a call to action document that outlines the burden of chronic pain to the NHS, society and people living with chronic pain

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Man in Pain


Pain UK operates to make a significant difference for people living with pain whether that is through the support of our member charities or directly.

We are a young, ambitious and dedicated charity that have set out to achieve great things. We welcome those who want to support us along the way in doing so.

For Pain Charities

We offer training and support to the member charities, many of which are run by ‘expert patients’ and may not have access to advice on issues like lobbying, fundraising, profile raising and reaching out to young people.

We also offer membership opportunities to individuals, professionals and corporates.

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Become a member of Pain UK and get access to the exclusive members area and receive all of our member benefits

NICE Draft Consultation on Chronic Pain

5th August 2020

Pain UK welcomes the NICE published consultation on their DRAFT guideline for the management of chronic primary pain. Pain UK will be working with its members to respond to NICE. Pain UK understands that people who live with chronic primary pain may be concerned by some of the headlines around the draft guideline, we will be sending out surveys to our members – we would like to remind people to join Pain UK to help us feedback these concerns – membership is free and we want to listen.