Chronic pain waiting times data under scrutiny

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 23rd August 2017

A new ISD Scotland consultation is considering views on what data should be collected about chronic pain.

The exercise, being carried out  by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division (ISD),  is considering how Chronic Pain Waiting Times information is published. They would like to hear your views on

Following feedback from the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group for Chronic Pain, the Scottish Government commissioned ISD to develop a regular data release  on Chronic Pain Waiting Times. The first release of this information was 8 March 2016 and has been released quarterly since then.

ISD would like to know:

  • Should this data release continue
  • What data is useful to you
  • How this data should be presented
  • How often this data should be published

To take part, please complete this consultation document and/or email your comments to by 18 September 2017. A report on the consultation findings will be published by ISD by 17 October 2017.

ISD: Consultation on the Publication of Chronic Pain Waiting Times 

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