Report

Scottish Access Collaborative: Chronic Pain Specialty Group Report

29th September 2020

Scottish Access Collaborative: Chronic Pain Specialty Group Report

Members of the Speciality Group came from more than 20 different clinical and community roles and 10 different NHS Board areas, giving the Group both a broad
geographic and functional reach. The first step for the workshops was to identify a number of focus areas in Chronic Pain outpatient pathway, noting the reason to
prioritise them. Challenges were mapped for each theme and corresponding opportunities for improvement were recorded. Further discussion around these
improvement areas led to ideas for sustainable improvement. These ranged from staff training, funding for supported self-management for people living with Chronic Pain and the provision of information. The Chronic Pain Speciality Group workshops generated clear consensus on the area’s most likely to make a difference to people presenting with Chronic Pain.