19 May 2021 | News
The government is providing $2.5 million towards the early implementation of the plan
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The Australian government has launched its National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management, providing Australians living with chronic pain access to the care and support they need.
Providing a whole-of-care approach, the plan recommends eight goals and will focus on reducing the burden of disease and improving the quality of life and care for patients.
Developed by Painaustralia, with $170,000 from the Australian government, the Plan is a national approach towards support chronic pain and has been endorsed by health ministers from every state and territory.
The government is providing $2.5 million towards the early implementation of the plan, including:
The government has also allocated $4.3 million to expand pain management services for regional, rural and remote Australians through the Rural Health Outreach