Pain Australia Newsletter - August 2013

It’s time to make pain and national health priority

General practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals will benefit from pain management education and training which is to be delivered through Medicare Locals and will improve the, access to and quality of care for people with chronic pain.

Funding of $300,000 for this program, allocated prior to the election campaign, will deliver more frontline pain management expertise and build up the workforce capacity to create more multidisciplinary pain teams in primary care.

AML Alliance Chair Dr Arn Sprogis and Painaustralia’s Lesley Brydon said the joint project which includes the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney, will nurture the evidence-based approach to pain management.

Read the full pain australia newsletter, August 2013.

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