Northern Ireland Pain Summit Conference 15 May
Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots acknowledges the importance of health professionals working together to improve services for those living with chronic pain
"Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - Health Minister Edwin Poots, was speaking at the Northern Ireland Pain Summit in the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. He said: “Northern Ireland is reported as having the highest prevalence of chronic pain in the UK with almost one in five people suffering. It is the main contributor to the annual cost of medically related benefits and long-term sick leave in Northern Ireland."
Please find online here the full press release.
The Pain Summit has also been covered by the BBC website, which notes the recent evidence showing "that the level of treatment and care for patients with chronic pain varies widely across the five health and social care trusts (HSC)." It describes plans for a roadmap for pain services in Northern Ireland. Please find here the full event report.