The Hunter Intergrated Pain Service, based in Australia, provides an excellent insight into the link between primary care settings and specialist pain management services.

This short, but very effective video highlights key factors surrounding pain management. Its focusses upon the deep-rooted, multifactorial issues that ultimately sustain ‘chronic’ pain, long after initial injury and/or trauma has occurred and indeed, settled.

Providing a brief educational video in this manner benefits both patients and clinicians; key messages surrounding the complex issues of chronic pain are addressed in a concise and clear manner, whilst this can also be utilised as an innovative tool during patient consultations, to be displayed in the waiting room, etc.

Click here for a link to this video.

Reference: Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS) Fast track Pain management in Primary Care, accessed 24/01/2014, at