National Pain Audit

The National Pain Audit was commissioned in England and Wales between 2009 – 2013 as a result of the Chief Medical Officer’s report of 2008: ‘Pain: Breaking Through the Barrier’ which expressed concern that the needs of people with chronic pain were being poorly served by the NHS and wider society. It formed part of the centrally-funded National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and was managed by the British Pain Society and Dr Foster Intelligence.

The National Pain Audit aimed to improve information on and awareness of pain services in England and Wales for patients with chronic pain. Prior to this audit little had been known of the population served, the services offered and outcomes from them. The audit also aimed to improve the quality and effectiveness of care by measuring services against established national standards.

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