Service Designed For People With Chronic Pain

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Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services has issued the Service Development and Commissioning Directives for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain for public consultation.

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This is part of a series of publications to support the redesign of care for chronic conditions as outlined in Designed for Life and Designed to Improve Health and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Wales: An Integrated Model and Framework for Action. It is part of the Welsh Assembly Government's integrated approach to tackle chronic conditions in Wales.

The document aims to ensure that the right services are provided in the right place, at the right time and by the right person by refocusing services and resources to meet local needs. Care pathways for the effective treatment and management of chronic non malignant pain will become the bedrock of service provision, supported by timely assessment and accurate diagnosis.

The provision of services by integrated multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams will also become a key feature of managing chronic non malignant pain across primary, secondary and social care where individuals will be supported to understand more about their condition, given increasing confidence to self-manage wherever appropriate and supported to live as independently as possible.

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