Map of Medicine: 5 new pathways for pain

pain

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.

New Year opportunity – 3 Learning events

Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and East Cheshire NHS Trust have specified a number of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Pathways which will be developed and implemented during 2012/13. These pathways contribute to the national and local healthcare agenda which supports the seamless delivery of integrated care to our patients, avoiding hospital admission where it is safe and effective to do so.

East Cheshire NHS Trust are hosting 3 learning events in 2012 to support the implementation of six pathways underpinned by best practice and NICE Guidance, and to facilitate the partnership working required to deliver interventions and treatment closer to home.  This redesign is an opportunity for colleagues from all partner organisations to work collaboratively to improve the patient experience.

Please see timetable below for dates, localities and pathways.

Date

Venue

Time

Pathways

30/1/13

Congleton War Memorial Hospital     Room 9

12.30 –
1.30 pm

First Seizure

TIA

20/2/13

Knutsford Community Hospital     Room 3

12.30 –
1.30 pm

Pulmonary Embolism

DVT

6/3/13

Waters Green MC Macclesfield
Training Room 2

12.30 –
1.30 pm

Cellulitis

UTI

If you are interested in attending one or all of the events, please indicate which by return email to ecn-tr.BusinessSupportUnit@nhs.net as this will help us to plan effectively for the events.

Please do not hesitate to contact Karen.shawhan@nhs.net or Elizabeth.muskett@nhs.net if you require any further information.