Some of the Pain Revolution LPEs have gone on to facilitate collective meetings, to foster peer learning exchange and facilitated behaviour change. The collectives encourage interdisciplinary, cross sectorial clinician collaboration to improve access to quality pain care and consistent messaging in local communities and utilising the collective wisdom of highly skilled pain clinicians and educators to improve care and cohesion across the community. Each month the group will review new information and discuss the clinical implications of this information. This includes pain education target concepts, latest research papers and case studies.
LPC facilitators are supported by an interdisciplinary reference group and come together as a national community of practice.
Research clearly shows that a barrier to improving pain care is the lack of a cohesive community of practice. Those health professionals who lead the drive to improve care often feel isolated and are sometimes bullied by others less willing to pursue best practice. LPCs provide a network of support and a mechanism by which health professionals can stay engaged, motivated, resourced and inspired.
Collectives are currently being run in:
New South Wales
- Wagga Wagga
- Margaret River
If you are interested in connecting with an established Local Pain Collective, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator Abbie Norrish, email@example.com