The NSW Pain Management Plan 2012-2016 is the NSW Government response to the recommendations of the Pain Management Taskforce commissioned by the NSW Minister of Health and Minister for Medical Research to propose strategies for the development and support a state-wide system of pain management services. The Plan provides the strategic direction for current and future service delivery of pain management services across NSW and details the investment of an additional $26M in pain management services, research and education over the next 4 years.
The NSW Pain Management Taskforce Report outlines the Taskforce's recommendations to develop and support a state-wide system of pain management services by focussing on integrating multidisciplinary care across primary, secondary and tertiary services; education, training and workforce development for health professionals in all disciplines; research and evaluation; community-wide strategies to reduce the stigma of chronic pain; and better access to early intervention. The Report will help drive a cohesive, consistent, state-wide approach to pain management and identifies areas for potential future development.
An overhaul for a pain management in NSW - Ministerial Press release