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The painful truth

Pamela Bell – The Pain Alliance of Northern Ireland (PANI), United Kingdom

2,500 people who live with chronic pain tell their story.

  • 10 recommendations to the Minister - 7 accepted fully or in part
  • Long term pain services scoped across primary and secondary care
  • If 95% of sufferers could be managed in the community, specialist services would still need to be doubled

Working Group 2: Chronic pain: a disease or symptom?