Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence 5th edition

17 September 2020

The final draft is now closed for public consultation public consultation, but these watermarked PDFs will be available until the final versions are published. 

This will be the fifth edition of the book, which we update every five years. It covers a wide range of clinical topics, combining a review of the best available evidence for acute pain management. The editorial working group is currently considering all submissions. In the interim, the draft version for public consultation will remain accessible through this website.


Summary of the revision document

This revision aims to update the fourth edition of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, published in 2015, and incorporates evidence that has become available for many aspects of acute pain management since then until August 2019. 

The aim of the document is not to formulate specific clinical practice recommendations, but to combine the best available evidence for acute pain management with current clinical and expert practice and to summarise the substantial amount of evidence currently available in a concise and easily readable form to assist the practising clinician.

View the draft document

Next steps

After we’ve considered the comments received during consultation, we will publish Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence 5th edition on this website.

Editorial Advisory Group

Dr Mark Rockett (Representative of Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists)
Dr Clara Sze Ming Wong (Representative of Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists)

Last updated 09:24 16.12.2020