GP Pain Management 1 - Knowing your patient!

31 May 2022
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Mental Health Worker

Continuing Professional Development



Supporting the workforce
Chronic disease
Quality improvement

Join NWMPHN in attending the upcoming GP management webinar to better prepare yourself to perform a holistic biopsychosocial assessment for patients with chronic pain.

This one-and-half hour interactive chronic pain webinar will provide a framework for GPs and allied health professionals to comprehensively assess chronic pain patients using evidence based information, assessment tools and case discussion.

The session will cover information on:

  • Biopsychosocial assessment of patients with chronic pain
  • The 5 ‘P’s of chronic pain assessment.
  • The use of Opioid Risk Tool.
  • The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary pain management team
  • Specialist physiotherapy and psychology assessment of patients with chronic pain.

There will be opportunity for discussion and interaction to be facilitated using break out rooms.


  • Dr Aston Wan – Clinical Director, Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management (BWCPM) 
  • Ms Zoe Harper – Senior Physiotherapist, Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management (BWCPM) 
  • Ms Daisy Aitken – Acting Senior Psychologist, Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management (BWCPM) 

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Recall the essential framework for a biopsychosocial assessment for chronic pain patients.
  • Demonstrate the application of the 5 'P' framework to assess chronic pain patients.
  • Recall and use the Opioid Risk Tool for the assessment of chronic pain patients.
  • Identify the role of the inter-disciplinary team in the assessment and management of people with chronic pain.
  • Apply the core principles involved in a physical, functional and psychological assessment for people with chronic pain