Chronic pain affects one in five Australians, including children and adolescents, and one in three people over 65.


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The Faculty of Pain Medicine has launched its new Better Pain Management Program, to help health professionals to better treat chronic pain.


The Better Pain Management Program, an initiative of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, nurses, medical students and allied health practitioners caring for patients with persistent pain.


The online education course makes world-leading expertise easily accessible, and has the support of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Pain Society, the Department of Health and Painaustralia.


There are 12 online modules estimated to take one hour each. The program can be accessed and purchased at


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