Development and testing of a checklist to assess compliance with the faculty of pain medicine’s core standards for pain management services: experience in a new national tertiary pain service

Torkamani, A. M., Atherton, R., Dunbar, M. and McLeod, H. J. (2019) Development and testing of a checklist to assess compliance with the faculty of pain medicine’s core standards for pain management services: experience in a new national tertiary pain service. British Journal of Pain, (doi:10.1177/2049463719860878) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Introduction: The Faculty of Pain Medicine recently published the first UK-focused Core Standards for Pain Management Services (CSPMS). We present an audit checklist tool developed to map compliance to the CSPMS, which offers a practical method of auditing any pain management service against the standards. Methods: The checklist tool was developed and its utility was field-tested in the Scottish National Residential Pain Management Programme (SNRPMP), a newly established service offering residential service to people in Scotland. Results: The checklist tool developed provides an easy and practical approach to evaluating any pain service against the national standards. Its application to evaluate the SNRPMP indicates that the service meets the majority of CSPMS standards and highlights aspects of the service requiring improvement. Conclusion: The layout of the developed checklist tool offers an alternative format for the structuring of the national standards in possible future revisions. The audit checklist tool enables evaluation of services with a numerical score, enabling monitoring of their compliance with national standards as well as comparisons between pain services.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunbar, Dr Martin and McLeod, Professor Hamish and Torkamani, Asma
Authors: Torkamani, A. M., Atherton, R., Dunbar, M., and McLeod, H. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:British Journal of Pain
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:2049-4637
ISSN (Online):2049-4645
Published Online:02 July 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The British Pain Society
First Published:First published in British Journal of Pain 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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