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Welcome to the Irish Pain Nurses and Midwives Website

The Irish Pain Nurses and Midwives Society (IPNMS) is a specialised professional organisation of practicing Nurses, Midwives, Clinical Scientists and others.

The IPNMS is committed to promoting the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pain by supporting activities such as professional practice, education, research, advocacy and networking.

It seeks to provide a collective voice in order to increase knowledge of pain and transform public policy and professional clinical practice to reduce pain and suffering.

We hope that this website will be of intererst to a wide variety of people such as:

  • nurses, midwives and all healthcare professionals with an interest in pain management
  • patients who wish to become more informed about their pain and how to manage it
  • the general public to provide greater knowledge of pain and increased understanding of living with pain

Please note: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

Reading the information on this site does not create a physician-patient relationship.


The IPNMS wishes to acknowledge the following for their generous contributions towards website development and facilitating education opportunities:

  • MSD
  • Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Astellas Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • Grunenthal Pharma Ltd.
  • Pfizer Healthcare Ireland.
  • Janssen-Cilag Ltd.
  • Takeda Products Ireland Ltd.

All contributions are gratefully received and will be acknowledged on this page. Contributions may be forwarded to the IPNMS, via the Honorary Treasurer, by contacting us at info@ipnms.ie

You may become a member of the IPNMS (healthcare professionals only) by completing the on-line application form and following instruction on Click Here to Join link at top of page.

Alternatively you may download an IPNMS Membership application form here, which you will need to complete and post with your subscription to our Hon Treasurer. Click here to download


MSD provided a grant for the design and development of this website.
MSD makes no claims or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of this website.