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The Impact of Chronic Pain on Inpatient Pain Services (CHIPS)

A National audit of referrals to acute / inpatient pain services for the management of chronic pain. The aim of this multi-centre audit is to identify the numbers of referrals to APS for management of patients admitted with chronic pain and measure service provision again best practice standards and recommendation.

The chronic pain impact audit requires accurate data collection over a two-month period to obtain as complete a picture as possible of the resources used by inpatients with exacerbations of chronic pain. The date of starting the survey is up to you, but once started, consecutive prospective data should be collected for 8 weeks. It can be any 8 week period.

Data collection can be carried out on paper at the patient’s bedside and transferred to your individual spreadsheet at a later date. Each trust involved in the audit has its own spreadsheet and data collection forms as each patient has a unique code number to allow for anonymous data collection.
Example of data collection form. Outcome of the audit and performance of IPS will be available for Trusts to use as a benchmarking tool.

Please contact Suchitra Kanagasundaram Lead Inpatient Pain Service Peterborough Hospital

Associated Meetings

PMP SIG Conference- 11th &12th September 2019, Bristol. Our Pain Management Programmes Special Interest Group will be holding their 17th Biennial Conference at the University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building (Map Here) on 11th &12th September 2019. The conference will be "Placing the Spotlight on the BiopsychoSOCIAL".   

The conference will feature:

  • A range of exciting plenary speakers 
  • A diverse choice of workshops
  • Opportunites to speak with poster exhibitors 
  • The chance to network with colleagues
  • A social event at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

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