Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Australia launches national strategic action plan for pain management

19 May 2021 | News

The government is providing $2.5 million towards the early implementation of the plan

Image credit-

Image credit-

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:

  • $1 million to the University of Sydney – Pain Management Research Institute to train health professionals how to offer pain management care more effectively.
  • $500,000 to the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists to improve the availability of, and access to, consistent and up-to-date information, training and education programs for health professionals on the appropriate management and care for people living with chronic pain.
  • $1 million to Painaustralia to support consumer education and awareness for people affected by pain.

The government has also allocated $4.3 million to expand pain management services for regional, rural and remote Australians through the Rural Health Outreach

Sign up for the editor pick and get articles like this delivered right to your inbox.

Editors Pick
+Country Code-Phone Number(xxx-xxxxxxx)


× Your session has been expired. Please click here to Sign-in or Sign-up
   New User? Create Account