Closing date: COB (AEST) Monday, 3 September 2018
The Australian Government recently announced that Painaustralia will be supported to develop a National Strategic Action Plan on Pain Management (the Action Plan).
The Action Plan is a critical step towards improving quality of life for millions of Australians that live with chronic pain (daily pain that lasts three months or longer) and reducing the burden of pain which is increasingly impacting families, communities and the economy. The Action Plan will set out key priority areas and measures to improve access to, and knowledge of best practice pain management, in the next three years.
The Action Plan will build on the 2010 National Pain Strategy which was endorsed by 200 stakeholders including those working in pain medicine, allied health, drug and addiction medicine, mental health, rural health, general practice, pharmacy as well as consumers and carers. The Strategy provides a blueprint for the treatment of pain, recommending an interdisciplinary approach to deliver best practice pain management. It identifies 6 key goals to reduce the pain burden.
Eight years on, these goals remain relevant and will inform the new National Action Plan, while new priorities may have emerged that need to be considered.
The voice of consumers is critically important in shaping a consumer centered Actional Plan. As part of a wide consultation strategy, Painaustralia has funded the Consumers Health Forum of Australia to host a Consumer Pain Roundtable to hear your views about the priorities that you think will make the most difference, whether you are living with chronic pain, caring for someone with chronic pain, working in the health sector or simply have an interest in addressing this national health challenge.
Time and Location
The Consumer Pain Roundtable will be held on Tuesday 18 September 2018, in Woden, Canberra from 1pm – 4pm. A working afternoon tea will be provided.
A maximum of 20 consumers will be invited to attend to ensure the group is manageable yet diverse. Applicants will be chosen based on the information provided in the expression of interest form.
Remuneration and Support
Please note: There will be no sitting fee. If you require travel costs, please identify your requirements on the expression of interest form.
How to Apply
Places are limited. If you are interested, please click here to complete the expression of interest form by COB [AEST] Monday 3 September 2018.
If you have any questions or would like any more information, contact Leanne Kelly on 02 6273 5444 or email [email protected].