Petition on pain: ask about it and measure it
A new online petition is calling for the UK health authorities to improve the way they treat people in pain.
The petition, launched by Jean Gaffin, Pain UK’s Pain Champion for 2013, is intended to build a groundswell of support to pressure the UK Department of Health and the organisations responsible for setting standards of care to ensure that health and social care professionals help people living with pain by asking about their pain, measuring it, recording it, treating it and managing it at every opportunity.
As the petition points out: if asking about pain was as routine as taking a temperature or blood pressure, people living with chronic pain could be helped routinely and regularly to manage their pain and have it treated effectively.
Please join us in supporting this important cause by signing the petition and passing on the word. It can be accessed here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58377