Publication - Strategy/plan

Future provision of specialist residential chronic pain management services in Scotland: consultation report

Published: 28 Apr 2014
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

This consultation report sets out the Scottish Government’s response to the independent social research report ‘The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses’. These reports follow the consultation period which ran from 2 September to 27 October 2013.

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Future provision of specialist residential chronic pain management services in Scotland: consultation report
Annex C

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Annex C

Consultation Questions

The questions included 5 closed questions and 6 open questions, which encouraged respondents to provide further comment, as follows:

Question 1: We would like to know in what context you are responding. Please choose one of the following:

I am responding as:

a) An individual who experiences chronic pain
b) A family member or carer of someone who experiences chronic pain
c) A healthcare professional
d) An organisation representing people who experience chronic pain
e) Other stakeholder


Question 2: Please choose your preferred option

Option 1 - a Centre of Excellence in a single location

Option 2 - a service delivered by local chronic pain clinicians (supported by other clinical advisors in another part of the country)

Option 3 - a service delivered in different locations (by a team of chronic pain specialists - an outreach or roving service)

Please tell us why this is your preferred option in the comments box


Question 3: Are there any of the options you disagree with?

Question 4: If you have other ideas that have not been covered, please tell us about these in the comments box below. You may want to include the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Question 5: What do you think the barriers are to accessing a residential pain management service? (For example, distance away from family, work or family commitments, upfront travel costs.)

Please list as many as you wish in the comments bow below and include any others that are important to you.

Question 6: Please choose from the list below which aspects of residential pain management services should be included in a Scottish service. (Choose as many as apply)

  • A chronic pain assessment
  • Supported one to one sessions to teach coping skills
  • Group sessions
  • Residential accommodation
  • Opportunity for immediate carer/support provider to accompany patient
  • Peer support
  • Tailored exercise programme
  • Medication assessment
  • Other (please tell us in the comments box below)


Question 7: Irrespective of the final service model selected, should access to the current service provided in Bath (or elsewhere in the UK) be retained for occasional use?

Question 8: Have you previously attended, or supported someone attending a residential service outside Scotland?

Question 9: If you have attended, or supported someone attending a residential service outside Scotland, please tell us about any advantages and disadvantages of the experience.


Question 10: If you, or someone close to you, has been offered but declined a residential service outside Scotland what were the reasons for this?


Question 11: If you wish to add any further comments on issues raised in the consultation paper or current chronic pain services in Scotland, please use the comments box below.



Email: Gill Gunn