"UK Pain messages" - consensus factsheet
Fra The British Pain Society:
"There are a large number of facts and figures on Chronic Pain being used by a variety of organisations. The Pain Consortium - comprising the leads from the Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of General Practioners', the British Pain Society, the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Pain UK have come together to gain a consensus relating to these facts and figures, highlighting the burden of Chronic Pain in the UK.
The result of this work is within the attached factsheet. Each statement was already in the public domain, and its source is referenced throughout. The UK Pain Messages are for everyone to use as they wish, and we hope that they will help individuals and organisations to communicate effectively with their stakeholders. You may want to send these documents to your local Member of Parliament, CCGs contacts, Health and Wellbeing Board or any other health authority/individual to raise awareness of Chronic Pain. The document will be launched by representatives from the organisations involved at a Parliamentary meeting to be held in the House of Commons, at noon on 18 November 2015."