The Scottish model for chronic pain management services

Steve Gilbert, Lesley Holdsworth, Blair Smith

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    This article outlines how Scotland's approach to improving chronic pain services has evolved over the last seven years and where it stands currently. Successive reports have highlighted patchy provision of chronic pain management services. The Scottish Service Model for Chronic Pain clearly sets out how services need to be organised and delivered across the whole patient pathway. Establishing a nationally resourced initiative has provided clear direction, support and drive to improve clinical services locally.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)568-577
    Number of pages10
    JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Management
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Chronic pain
    • GRIPS
    • Healthcare improvement scotland
    • Policy
    • Scotland
    • Scottish government

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Leadership and Management
    • Health Policy


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