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ACI Pain Management Network

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) is one of the four pillars of NSW Health responsible for developing and implementing models of care.

ACI works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. Their Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a unique forum for people to collaborate to develop successful healthcare innovations.

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.

Vison and mission

To help all Australians gain a better understanding of their pain and provide information to develop skills and knowledge in the self-management of pain in partnership with healthcare providers.

To promote equity of access to pain management services for patients with chronic pain and to improve integration and co-ordination of care between hospital-based specialist multi-disciplinary pain clinics and community and primary health services. To collaborate with non-government organisations and peak bodies to achieve improved outcomes for consumers.

How ACI Pain Management Network can help

This website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self-management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.

You will hear from other people, just like you and learn how they too have lived with chronic pain. The website has a number of episodes which should be viewed over several days to weeks. If anyone has concerns viewing or reading the material they should consult their doctor or health professional.

If you are a young person with chronic pain, there's a youth channel with episodes for you to work through with a range of exercises and useful tips throughout.

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Last reviewed: February 2023

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