Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Aim

To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.

Benefits

Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in regional NSW.

Summary

The NSW Pain Plan is being implemented over a four-year period from 2012-2016 with funding support from the Ministry of Health.

Background

Partnerships

  • Inner West Sydney Medicare Local
  • Central Coast NSW Medicare Local
  • Illawarra - Shoalhaven Medicare Local
  • Hunter Urban Medicare Local
  • North Coast NSW Medicare Local
  • Western NSW Medicare Local
  • South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local
  • Western Sydney Medicare Local
  • Northern Sydney Medicare Local
  • South Western Sydney Medicare Local
  • NSW Kids and Families

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Year 1 Implementation has been achieved statewide at all hospitals hosting a pain service.

Evaluation

Evaluation will take place in 2016.

Related Initiatives

Contact

Jenni Johnson
Manager, Pain Management Network
jenni.johnson@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4636

Chris Shipway
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
chris.shipway@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4603

Page Top | Added: 8 November 2013 | Last modified: 20 January 2014

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Jenni Johnson
Manager, Pain Management Network
Email
02 9464 4636
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