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ACI Pain Management Network

ACI is one of the four pillars of NSW Health responsible for developing and implementing models of care. The Pain Management Network is made up of volunteer lead clinicians in the field across the disciplines and Local Health Districts, as well as consumers with pain, and consumer advocacy organisations. The Pain Management Network is one of 39 networks and taskforces within the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and is responsible for implementing the NSW pain plan.

The Pain Management Network brings together consumers and clinicians to promote equity of access to pain management services for patients with chronic pain and determine priorities for action. It also develops and supports implementation of new evidence-based models of care to improve integration and co-ordination of care between hospital-based specialist multidisciplinary pain clinics and community and primary health services. The Pain Network offers specialist care within a pain clinic environment but also aims to develop knowledge management strategies aimed at the community, addressing the stigma associated with chronic pain, and provides resources for primary care practitioners to better manage patients with chronic pain.

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