- Managing Pain in the Community
Define a clear community model for pain management, map existing pain support services and initiatives and identify opportunities to improve the delivery of pain management services in the community.
- Opioid Stewardship Roundtable
In late 2021 the Network held an Opioid Stewardship Roundtable discussion aimed at improving cross-sector collaboration to better understand, define and optimise opioid stewardship in South Australia.
- Lower Back Pain
Improving the identification and management of Lower Back Pain in unplanned Emergency Department presentation
Hear from Associate Professor Anne Burke about the Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network
Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network Steering Committee
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
Associate Professor Anne Burke
Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network Vision
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.
Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network Goals
The Chronic Pain Statewide Clinical Network has been established to work on improving the provision of integrated multidisciplinary care for people with chronic pain. It aims to:
- 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.
Documents and Additional Information
Opioid Stewardship Roundtable — October 2021
Consistent with international trends, rates of opioid prescribing continue to increase across the nation.
Opioids are high risk medicines and opioid-related harm is well known. Enhancing opioid stewardship requires the ability to share expertise, knowledge and data across the health system.
The Network held an Opioid Stewardship Roundtable Discussion on 13 October 2021 to improve cross-sector collaboration to better understand, define and optimise opioid stewardship in South Australia.
The roundtable discussion included representation from over 25 key stakeholders whose expertise spanned local health networks, Office of the Chief Pharmacist (Department for Health & Wellbeing), private hospitals, community services, ScriptCheck, medication safety, addiction, research, aged care, rural services and systems design (incl. the electronic medical record).
The Roundtable was a targeted discussion exploring:
- What good Opioid Stewardship looks like
- How good stewardship is measured
- The information touchpoints across the various stages of the patient pathway
- Partnership opportunities.
Have a question?
Or want to know more about the Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network?
Please email CEIH.ChronicPain@sa.gov.au.