(NSF) Long Term Conditions

Tuesday, 05 April 2005 15:54


National Stanards Framework (NSF)

This new initiative states its aims as:

This can be achieved by

The NSF cites the following symptoms as targets for management:

Note that pain is linked with the majority of these symptoms therefore managing pain would effectively also manage these problems to some extent.

How do we set about delivering the necessary care to pain patients?

If we look at Mental Health Care, we can see a model for pain treatment services.
Patients with mental health problems have broadly similar needs to those of the pain patient: