Draft framework for pain management service delivery

Closed 28 Feb 2022

Opened 6 Dec 2021


The Scottish Government are committed to improving care for people with chronic pain. In support of this, we made a number of commitments in our Programme for Government, including the development of a new Framework for Pain Management Service Delivery.

This draft Framework sets out a vision of providing person-centred, effective and safe care that improves the quality of life and wellbeing of people living with chronic pain in Scotland, and describes our commitments to deliver this ambition.

This consultation invites people living with chronic pain, those who provide pain management services and support, and wider health, social care and third-sector organisations to consider and respond to the commitments made in the draft Framework.

Why your views matter

The population of people in Scotland living with chronic pain is diverse and includes those with a range of associated conditions, of different ages, and of different levels of health and wellbeing. It is important to ensure we capture a wide range of views.

We want those with an interest in chronic pain support in Scotland to engage with the information, commitments and proposed actions in the draft Framework. This will ensure that we have considered a wide range of perspectives in determining the priorities and commitments in the draft Framework and we have identified the best actions possible to deliver improvements in care and support.

In this consultaiton we ask questions about the Vision, Aims and Commitments. Please answer these as they will help us to understand your views, however you do not have to answer them if you prefer not to.

We have also provided space for you to make comments on the Framework if you wish, however you do not have to make comments if you choose not to.

At the end of the consultation we will publish a report on the responses we received. We will consider this feedback in order to inform and enhance the vision, aims and commitments included in the final Framework.

Read the consultation paper. 

What happens next

We are currently reviewing responses to the consultation. We will publish a report on the responses we have received in due course.

We will consider this report in preparing the final version of the Framework which we will publish in 2022.


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