About the network
The Chronic Pain Statewide Clinical Network has been established to work on improving the provision of integrated multidisciplinary care for people with chronic pain.
A strong, connected and inclusive community of practice which promotes evidence-informed prevention, early intervention and management of pain across the life span for all South Australians.
The Chronic Pain Statewide Clinical Network will:
- Foster improved recognition and understanding of chronic pain and its effective management in the community.
- Foster systems development to enable transparent sharing of data which can support cross-sector service design, delivery and collaboration.
- Support improvements in community, primary health and hospital settings to ensure timely access to evidence informed care for all South Australians living with pain.
- Build an integrated Community of Practice that optimises the experience and outcomes of chronic pain management.
Chronic Pain Care Workshop
A Chronic Pain Care Workshop was held on 25 February 2021.
Over 120 participants from across South Australia provided their views on what is ideal chronic pain care, the gaps and barriers preventing us from providing that care and what will enable us to overcome those barriers in the future. Participants also provided their views on what should be the priority areas for the Chronic Pain Statewide Clinical Network.
A summary report has been completed and is available on this page.
The CEIH and the Chronic Pain Statewide Clinical Network Steering Committee would like to thank everyone that took part in the workshop and we look forward to continuing to work with the community (consumers, clinicians, researchers etc.) to improve chronic pain care in South Australia.
View the Chronic Pain Care Workshop Video.
Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network Steering Committee
|Marc Apolloni / Wendy Dolejs||
Adelaide Primary Health Network
Private Services, Psychology, Physiotherapy
Rural, Pain Service Co-ordination, Nursing
WCHN Paediatric Pain Service, Psychology
Medicine (Addiction, Pain), Prison Services
Country Primary Health Networks
Primary Care, Hospital, Pharmacy, Medication Safety
NALHN Pain Service, Nursing
Rural, Aged Care, Hospital Avoidance, Medical (Pain, RACGP)
SALHN Pain Service, Physiotherapy
CALHN Pain Service, Medical (Anaesthetics, Pain)
Private Services, Research, Education, Occupational Therapy
Living Guidelines, Education, Medical (Rheumatology)
Medical (RACGP, Hospital Liaison), Shared Care
Consumer / Carer
Consumer, Support Groups