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Evolution of the Role 4 UK Military Pain Service
  1. L Devonport1,
  2. D Edwards, Consultant Nurse2,
  3. C Edwards, Consultant Anaesthetist3,
  4. DJ Aldington, Consultant in Pain Medicine4,
  5. PF Mahoney, Defence Professor Anaesthesia5 and
  6. Dr Paul Wood, Consultant Anaesthetist6
  1. 1Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
  2. 2Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UHB NHS Foundation Trust
  3. 3Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
  4. 4DMRC Headley Court
  5. 5Department of Military Anaesthesia
  6. 6Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UHB NHS Foundation Trust
  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston. Birmingham. B15 2WB 0121 627 2000 paul.wood{at}


The early development of the UK Role 4 pain service has already been described. This article will describe developments up to October 2010, and present the results of projects used in assessing the effect of this service.

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