The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Analysis of responses to the Scottish Government consultation on provision of specialist residential chronic pain services in Scotland

Annex 1: The Consultation Questions

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 check box

b) a family member or carer of someone who experiences chronic pain check box

c) a health professional check box

d) an organisation representing people who experience chronic pain check box

e) other stakeholder (please tell us in the comments box below) check box


Question 2: Please choose your preferred option (Chapter 2 provides details).

Option 1 - a Centre of Excellence in a single location check box

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

Option 3 - a service delivered in different locations check box
(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 below. The factors listed in Chapter 2 of the consultation paper may help you.


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

(If No, move straight to Question 4.)

If yes, please tell us which one(s) in the comments box, and why?


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 box 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 check box

Supported one to one sessions to teach coping skills check box

Group sessions check box

Residential accommodation check box

Opportunity for immediate carer/support provider to accompany patient check box

Peer support check box

Tailored exercise programme check box

Medication assessment check box

Other (please tell us in the comments box below) check box


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?

Yes check box No check box Don't Know check box

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

Yes check box (please answer Question 9)

No check box (please move straight to Question 10)

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.



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