The Pain Relief Foundation is a UK charity which funds research into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is concerned with education of health professionals about pain management.

Registered Charity No 1156227

The Foundation is closely associated with the Pain Clinic at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust. The purpose of the Foundation was the setting up and running of a Pain Research Institute.

Our Story

The Pain Relief Foundation was established as a registered charity in 1979, in response to the need for specialised research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans.

The Research Institute has no official funding from the N.H.S. or any other government body and thus relies entirely on charitable contributions and fund raising. Support to provide the funds for the continuing work of the Institute is vital and any help given is much appreciated.


Incorporated into the charity's trust deeds are its aims and objectives, which are:-

  • To fund research into the causes and optimal treatments of human chronic pain
  • Disseminate the results of such research throughout the world
  • Promote and provide education and training for doctors and other other health professionals on chronic pain and its treatment
  • Provide doctors and other health professionals with an information service on pain and its treatments
  • Provide an information service to chronic pain suffers and patients on chronic pain conditions

What we do

We carry out a number of activities which include funding research, delivering training courses and organising fund raising events.


The Pain Relief Foundation promotes research into chronic pain at its Pain Research Institute in Liverpool. The Foundation also provide

Training Courses

It is important that all doctors working in chronic pain hospitals across the U.K. are fully experienced in the most


Each year the Pain Relief Foundation hosts a variety of events, each designed to aid our fundraising events to provide


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Events past & future

We run educational events and fundraising throughout the year.

Liverpool Course on Management of Chronic Pain: A Practical Approach 2017

July 6, 2017 at 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Place: Clinical Science Centre University Hospital Aintree Lower Lane Liverpool L9 7AL

Pain Relief Foundation 17th Annual Lecture 2016

October 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 7:40 pm
Place: Wolfson Lecture Theatre Clinical Science Centre University Hospital Aintree Lower Lane Liverpool L9 7AL
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European Pain Federation EFIC® Winter Pain School, Liverpool 2016

October 11, 2016 at 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Radisson Blu Hotel L3 9BD

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Study day for Therapists

June 18, 2016 at 9:00 am to 4:20 pm
Place: Sid Watkins Building, The Walton Centre, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL

Liverpool Course on Clinical Management of Chronic Pain: “A Practical Approach 2016

June 30, 2016 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Place: Clinical Science Centre, University Hospital Aintree Lower Lane Liverpool L9 7AL
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Liverpool SCS Study Day: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain 2016

January 22, 2016 at 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
Place: Clinical Science Centre University Hospital Aintree Lower Lane Fazakerly Liverpool L9 7AL
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Pain Relief Foundation 16th Annual Lecture 2015

September 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Science Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Lower Lane, Liverpool. L9 7AL.

The 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC® (EFIC 2015)

September 2, 2015 at 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Place: Vienna, Austria
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Clinical Management of Chronic Pain “A Practical Approach” 2015

July 2, 2015 at 8:30 am to
Place: The Pain Relief Foundation (Clinical Sciences Centre) and the Pain Clinic (Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery).
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BSSFN Annual Meeting 2015

May 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm to
Place: Liverpool
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Contact Info

For all general enquiries and enquiries concerning pain information, please contact: b.hall@painrelieffoundation.org.uk For enquiries concerning forthcoming courses and meetings, and making donations please contact: secretary@painrelieffoundation.org.uk For enquiries concerning any forthcoming charitable events, fund-raising and for enquiries concerning this web site, please contact: administrator@painrelieffoundation.org.uk

  • The Pain Relief Foundation, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL
  • 0151 529 5820
  • secretary@painrelieffoundation.org.uk