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.
- Chronic pain
- Healthcare improvement scotland
- Scottish government