Map of Medicine: 5 new pathways for pain

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The British Pain Society has launched five new pathways on the Map of Medicine to support commissioning and educate clinicians. The pathways may go on to inform the new NICE Quality Standard in pain.

The pathways are:

  • Initial assessment and early management of pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pelvic pain
“Referral rates and quality of care for patients with pain problems show a concerning variation. For the first time, commissioners, providers and patients now have access to evidence-based and high-quality pain pathways through the Map of Medicine.  This is the first step in driving down variation in care, whilst enabling providers and commissioners to be able to negotiate and influence pain services in the best possible way to support patient care”

The pathways are available to healthcare professionals and can be adapted for local clinical use using Map of Medicine’s unique localising software tools available to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). To take advantage of the high-quality, peer-reviewed pathways visit the Map of Medicine.

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