Pain Management Task Force


The task force was established in 2022 to oversee the implementation of the Framework for Pain Management Service Delivery in Scotland.

The task force uses programme and risk management methodologies to ensure successful delivery and prioritisation of the framework's  aims.

The task force reports directly to the relevant ministers. It provides ongoing updates on the progress of the implementation and any risks to delivery. It is also responsible for communicating with the stakeholders involved, keeping them informed and updated


Permanent membership

  • Deputy Director of Healthcare Quality and Improvement (Chair)
  • Unit Head Clinical Priorities (Deputy Chair)
  • Team Leader for Pain Management
  • Senior Policy Manager for Pain Management
  • Policy Manager for Pain Management
  • National Clinical Lead for Pain Management (links into existing Clinical Networks)
  • National Implementation Lead for Pain Management
  • Centre for Sustainable Delivery representative
  • Realistic Medicine representative
  • Primary Care AHP Lead
  • Rehabilitation Policy Lead
  • Public Health Scotland Representative
  • Short Life Working Group Chairs
  • Network Leads - Third Sector, AHP, Nurses, Medics, Service Managers, Psychology, Pharmacy
  • lived experience representation

Co-opted membership

Policy leads and clinical leads are co-opted into the task force when their work is pertinent. 


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