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This Service Level Collaborative was set up in June 2022 to develop a new model of care for people living with chronic pain. 

The new model is being co-designed by people living with chronic pain – a long term condition which often starts as an injury, accident, or illness. They’ll work with primary care and specialist clinicians to develop clinical and social supports for people suffering from chronic pain in the community.  

The project will explore how to support the primary care and allied health workforce to deliver interventions within the community, so that specialist care is available for those who need it the most.

These evidence-based interventions include:

  • screening and intervening early to manage pain holistically
  • medication management to reduce the development of chronic pain
  • the use of personalised care plans (PCPs) and acute plans (APs) to ensure continuity of care for this group of patients
  • psychological and physical activity support
  • developing capability within the primary care and allied health workforce, supported by specialist advice and expertise.

Developing resources this way means early support will be available for a wider cohort of patients, including for Māori and Pasifika communities where the long-term impacts associated with chronic pain are more prevalent.

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Applications open for chronic pain consumer group

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We are seeking people living in Canterbury with a lived experience of chronic pain or people who have been a carer or parent of a person with a lived experience of chronic pain to be part of a consumer group. The consumer group will help develop an integrated model of care to improve access and support for people living with chronic pain in Canterbury. We need a diversity of perspectives, connections, knowledge, and skills so welcome applications from people: 

  • From a range of different age groups
  • From diverse cultural backgrounds, including Māori, Pasifika, and migrant communities
  • With a lived experience of disabilities
  • Who have a lived experience of serious mental illness.

Prospective members should be well-connected to the community, reliable, and able to actively contribute to a group environment and work constructively with others. We expect the group to meet monthly (for approximately 1.5 hours), either in person or online. Members will be compensated for their time as set out in the CCN remuneration policy, available here. 

Please get in touch with Gareth Frew via email at gareth.frew@ccn.health.nz or on 021 826 101 if you have any questions about the role or the initiative.   
If you would like to express your interest in participating or nominate a peer, please complete the nomination form and return via email to gareth.frew@ccn.health.nz by Friday, 5th August 2022. 

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