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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.