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The Irish Pain Nurses and Midwives Society (IPNMS) has been evolving gradually since 2010. It began when a small group of specialist pain management nurses met following a pain meeting in Dublin in January 2010. They acknowledged the need for a structured forum for pain nurses & midwives nationally to exchange information, increase educational opportunities and provide professional support in the field of pain management. Several further meetings followed and the first IPNMS committee was elected in the summer of 2011. The IPNMS was officially launched on 21st October 2011.

The IPNMS is slowly growing to include pain specialists from all corners of Ireland. Pain specialists provide expertise in acute pain or chronic pain or both.

When addressing issues related to Acute pain we are also referring to Acute Cancer pain, while Chronic pain relates to Chronic Non-Cancer pain.

If you are a healthcare professional with an interest in pain medicine then you are welcome to become a member of the IPNMS.


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.