Pain Management Network Website

Aim

  • Provide freely accessible, evidence based information to consumers with chronic pain; 
  • Provide evidence based tools and resources for clinicians to assist them to better manage people with chronic pain.

Benefits

A major objective of the NSW pain plan is to support the management of chronic pain in the primary care setting. The development of an evidenced based website with information for clinicians and consumers was considered an effective way of achieving this. It has the intention of enabling consumers to adopt and practice  a range of self- management strategies which will assist them to manage their pain

Summary

The material has been developed in consultation with network clinicians, consumers across the state as well as primary care clinicians.

The initiative was launched by the Minister for Health on 25 March 2014, and has been accessed over 50,000 times. Additional modules for consumers and clinicians on spinal cord injury and chronic pain will be added in several months time.

Background

The website is freely accessible to consumers and clinicians. It is being heavily promoted trough health, education and library facilities and contains evidence based material designed for people who have chronic pain to better manage themselves. It also provides guidance to clinicians of all disciplines in how to identify and manage chronic pain.

Partnerships

  • Ambulance services
  • All Local Health Districts
  • All Medicare Locals
  • Royal Australian College of GPs
  • Australian College of Rural and remote Medicine
  • Australian Physiotherapists Association
  • Australian Practice nurses Association
  • Motor Accident Authority
  • Department of Education
  • Pharmacy Guild NSW

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

  • The website use will be evaluated through Google Analytics on a regular basis.
  • Specific feedback is encouraged and monitored to/responded to directly by the Network manager.
  • The content will be reviewed and updated over time by the network.

Related Initiatives

The Pain Network and Spinal Cord Injury Service has developed additional resources in 2014 targeting this population. These were launched in October at the Spinal Cord Injury Network Connections Forum.

Further Details

Visit the website at:

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

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Jenni Johnson
Manager, Pain Management Network
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02 9464 4636
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