Introduction

ScotPHN is currently undertaking a piece of national work on chronic pain. The proposed project is being undertaken in conjunction with NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Tayside and NHS Highland will build on learning from their local work,  including e.g. effective prescribing. National meetings of the project group are taking place to better understand the local and national landscape. It is proposed that a needs assessment be undertaken to inform developments to support action and progress this agenda, whilst identifying the public health contribution.

Project group members:

Ann Conacher ScotPHN
Blair Smith Dundee University
Gary MacFarlane University of Aberdeen
Josephine Pravinkumar NHS Lanarkshire
Kate McCartney ScotPHN
Lorna Semple NHS GG&C
Oliver Harding NHS Forth Valley
Paul Cameron NHS Fife
Phil Mackie ScotPHN
Ruth Mellor NHS Lanarkshire
Sharon Pflegar NHS Highland

The timescale for the project is November 2017 to March 2018.

For further information on this project, you can contact ScotPHN.

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