Painaustralia is in the process of finalising membership of our Consumer Advisory Group, which will assist on informing key policies and positions.
Following an overwhelming response from a diverse group of people, the advisory group will reflect the various conditions and people affected by pain in Australia.
Successful applicants are being contacted and the date and agenda of the first meeting is currently being determined. Language Guidelines, the Royal Commission into Aged Care and Private Health Insurance will be priority areas of discussion in the early part of this year.
The Language Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management are in their final revision following extensive feedback from people living with pain and those working in the sector.
The Guidelines aim to help media, consumers, health care providers, government, other industry stakeholders and the general community to use accurate and sensitive language when discussing chronic pain and those who live with it.
We look forward to sharing the penultimate draft with our members soon.