Pain Management in Secure Settings
Therapeutic Solutions (Addictions) has provided a range of research, evaluation and support services for a joint exercise with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Public Health England aimed at producing a ‘tool-kit’ for use in prison settings. The aim of this on-going work is to enhance the service offer to prisoners and provide a better range of treatment options for prisoners in pain. Our role has been to assist with the development of the tool-kit and the management of the project on behalf of Public Health England. In addition, we have provided a range of analytical support to the study to help determine and understand patient (prisoner) outcomes. Our most recent work for Public Health England was to collaborate with Dr Cathy Stannard as she provided a specialist pain management clinic in the South West of England. We provided the research support to her clinical work. The report published by Public Health England can be found here http://www.nta.nhs.uk/uploads/pain-management-clinic-final-report.pdf. A series of papers are planned for publication throughout 2018.