A consultation was held from 2 September to 27 October 2013 seeking views on the options for the future provision of specialist residential chronic pain management services in Scotland.
Detailed analysis of the consultation was conducted independently and the results published on 23 January 2014, in the report ‘The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses’ and accompanying summary report ‘The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Findings - Research Findings’.
This ‘Consultation Report’ sets out the Scottish Government’s response to the consultation findings from the analysis of the responses, and outlines the next steps.
The consultation has shown overwhelming support for the development in Scotland of a specialised residential chronic pain management service provided by a Centre of Excellence at a single location.
Work is now in progress to take forward the establishment of the new specialised residential chronic pain management service, and every effort is being made to ensure that the new service will be established as soon as possible. Further announcements will be made at key points in the process, including when the location of the service is confirmed.