The CRPS UK Clinical & Research Network was established in 2006 and is a research collaboration between a number of UK NHS trusts and academic institutions with an interest in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. A primary aim of the CRPS Network is to raise awareness and understanding of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome amongst health professionals, patients and the general public. We maintain a national CRPS Registry database as part of a long-term research study.
2018 is the 10th anniversary year of the CRPS Registry, which now holds over 500 records and has contributed to seven different national and international research studies.
July 2018 has seen the launch of the 2nd edition of the UK guidelines for diagnosis, referral and management of CRPS in adults in primary and secondary care. Originally published in 2012, the revised guidelines contain updated information and recommendations from a UK panel of experts representing a variety of healthcare specialties and professions.
A launch event to celebrate the publication of the revised guidelines document was organised by the CRPS Network and the Royal College of Physicians - this was held on 23rd July 2018 at the House of Commons, Westminster. The event was hosted by Iain Stewart MP and attended by representatives of the professional organisations, patient charities and sponsors who were involved in the development of the guidelines.
A big thank you to all those who attended, organised and sponsored the event!
The media release relating to the launched of the revised guidelines can be downloaded here
A full copy of the 2nd edition of the CRPS guidelines is available here
Forthcoming Events ..............
We often hold various events throughout the year including seminars, study days and conferences - please check back regularly for new events.
(Site updated 08/11/2018)