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The Living Well with Persistent Pain Program Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

The Living Well with Persistent Pain Program

Combining a group program and individual pain service assessments, this evidence-based program supports individuals to better understand their pain condition, equips them with the necessary tools to improve their quality of life and thereby minimises the burden of pain on them, their families and the wider community. With a particular focus on people who are currently waiting for hospital-based pain management services, the program aims to provide an accessible local service which has been designed with the patient at the centre of their own healthcare.

It provides an holistic self-management course, case coordination and extended allied health services.  A GP with a particular interest in managing persistent pain is available to access. A care coordinator undertakes an initial assessment and supports the patient and GP through the process of both group sessions and one-on-one allied health services. Referrals are taken from GPs, allied health professionals and hospital departments. Self-referral is not currently an option.

For more information contact the program Care Coordinator on painprogramnorth@adelaidephn.com.au

Referral forms can be downloaded via the below links or by searching our publications and clinical templates library: