Category Archives: Pain

Want to improve patient care? Then become a clinical researcher

New digital magazine aims to inspire the next generation of researchers*

A new magazine called The Researcher has launched today. The digital publication, created for early career researchers by early career researchers aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Working in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE), NHS North West Research and Development and a team of early career researchers, along with award winning writer Rob Young, we have produced the magazine, which illustrates the real-life stories of what it is like to undertake a research career.

Two further editions of The Researcher are planned over the next six months. This first edition has the theme of ‘Breaking boundaries’ and is available to read at

Please let NIHR know your comments on Twitter using #TheResearcherMagazine.

*Text above reproduced from here

Which painkillers are best for acute pain after surgery?

Investigating which painkillers give the best pain relief


The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group has brought together the evidence on the effectiveness of painkillers for adults in acute pain after surgery. This is essential reading for nurses caring for patients post-surgery. Click here to read the Evidently Cochrane blog which summarises the key points you need to know.

If you want to read more about the two new reviews, click here:  ‘Comparing single doses of oral analgesics for acute pain in adults after operation‘ and here: ‘Adverse events after single doses of oral analgesics for acute pain after operation in adults‘.