The Scottish Government has published a plan to improve treatment for chronic pain and has asked Healthcare Improvement Scotland to speak with local people, in Fife, who suffer from chronic pain, to make sure their experiences are accurately captured.
This local work is part of a national body of work. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than 3 months, on its own, and not a symptom of a disease. Chronic pain might mean you feel pain every day. HIS will ask you questions about your chronic pain, either over video call (Teams/ Zoom), in person or over the phone - which ever you prefer. You do not have to take part, it's your own choice. Your answers will go back to the Scottish Government. Your name will not be shared, but the group you are part of might be.
If you are eligible and would like to take part, please contact Rachel Lee (HIS Community Engagement Officer) by e-mailing[email protected] or calling 07890 033 839.