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Scotland – ALLIANCE Chronic Pain Networking Meetings

Responses are still being invited for the Scottish Government’s consultation on the provision of specialist residential chronic pain services in Scotland. The closing date for responding is Sunday 27 October, and the consultation documents can be found on the Scottish Government website.

The ALLIANCE (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) and Scottish Government are hosting a series of local networking meetings for people who experience chronic pain and other stakeholders throughout October to discuss the Scottish Government’s plans for a specialist intensive chronic pain management service.

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on plans for the future provision of such a service in Scotland.  At present, people who live in Scotland, but who require a specialist intensive chronic pain service, travel to Bath in South West England to receive a programme of care from the Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.  In August, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) heard from 50 people at an event on chronic pain in Glasgow, but we would like to hear more views on the development of this service from more of our members, people who experience chronic pain, carers and others who have an interest in this area.

To support this, the ALLIANCE and Scottish Government are hosting meetings on:

  • 21st October – 12 noon – 3pm in the Studio at The Spectrum Centre in Inverness.  Lunch included at 12-12.30pm
  • 23rd October – 11am – 2pm in the Annandale Suite at the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries.  Lunch included at 1.30pm
  • 24th October – 11am in Room 3/4 at the ground floor Studio, Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre in Glenrothes.

To register for any of these events please contact or telephone 0141 404 0231.

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