Pain Management Service Development Programme

Pain Management Service Development Programme

Sponsored by and prepared in association with NAPP Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Chronic pain affects 13% of the national population and counts for 208 million days off work per annum. This equates nationally to cost of £18 billion per year, the second most common reason for receipt of incapacity benefit and one in five claimants of incapacity benefit.

Are you meeting the needs of your patients by providing pain services that meet the 18 week target?

Pain Service Assessment: This section will enable commissioners to evaluate the current service provision in a number of key areas including pain patient pathways, guidelines and waiting times. This service assessment will identify a baseline from which opportunities for improvements can be identified, business cases for changes can be created and progress can be measured over time.

Evidence: This section allows commissioners to view download and share evidence and examples of good practice relevant to the setting up and implementation of pain management services in primary care. Gathering appropriate evidence for change is often a lengthy and time consuming process. This section will therefore save research time and provide easy links to fellow commissioners across the UK.

Health Economic Model: This section will allow commissioners to input their own local data into a health economic model and scenario plan a number of service models for local consultation and appraisal. Understanding the needs of population as an individual is vital. By using this health economic model, commissioners will be able to identify opportunities for service improvement and cost savings whilst mitigating risks to the health and well being of individuals.

Business Case: This section will allow commissioners to create a robust business case online using an easy to use template. A business case may then be securely consulted on by local stake holders and updated when required.

Pathways: This section will assist commissioners to develop and bench mark their own local patient pathways against a number of key quality and performance indicators, taking them through the process step by step.

Implementation: This section will provide quality assured information, resources and advice assisting commissioners with communication, marketing and implementation of local pain management services in primary care.