Provincial Pain Strategy
The Pain Professional Practice Group has taken the initiative to start conversations locally, regionally, and provincially. The goal is to build sustainable systems for excellent pain management in the province of Saskatchewan.
From these conversations it was determined that in order to identify the current state of pain management in Saskatchewan and to gauge engagement and interest levels it was necessary to bring many groups to one location and collaborate!
The results of this phenomenal interaction is the Provincial Pain Strategy: Saskatchewan Stakeholder Meeting Report.
This report presents the results of two stakeholder meetings held on November 7, 2014 to explore the development and implementation of a pain strategy for Saskatchewan. These meetings reflected inter-professional representation and were supported by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS), and Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC). The meetings were further enriched through input from Maria Hudspith, Executive Director of Pain BC. The report will provide a background to the problem of pain nationally and provincially, a description and results of two stakeholder meetings, and recommendations for moving forward with the development and implementation of a pain strategy for Saskatchewan.
The results from the stakeholder engagement sessions in November 2015 can be found here:
The results from the Novemeber 2015 conference indicated that we are on the right path. So much so that at the Inaugural Meeting of the Saskatchwan Pain Strategy Working Groups was held in Regina on November 3, 2016. Thirty-two participants were brought together to refine the strategies from the 2014 stakeholder meeting and identify key short-term activities along with working group memberships and project leads for four working groups.