Dr Wells was a Council member of the British Pain Society from 1995 to 1999 and was Secretary from 2000 to 2002. He has organised 4 national Pain Society meetings and he gave the Annual British Pain Society Lecture in 2008; he was made an Honorary Member of the group that year.
He has been active in the European Pain Federation for 13 years. Dr Wells was Honorary Secretary from 2002 to 2005, then Chaired the By-laws Committee until 2008; in 2011 he was unanimously chosen as President Elect and became President in 2014.
He has been a Board member of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) and the World Society of Pain Clinicians (WSPC); he is one of 3 Founder Examiners for the WIP’s Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice examination.
He is a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group on Back Pain.