- Seventy-three per cent of carers said that because of the chronic pain, their patient were less able to cope with everyday life.
- Just over half of the carers said that their pain was managed adequately, but not very well.
- When investigating how often healthcare professionals review the patient’s pain, 39 per cent of the carers said the review was never or only occasionally.
Karen Murphy from the Patients Association concluded: ‘It is clear that older people’s chronic pain is till being neglected. GPs need more education on managing pain and ensuring carers and the general public have better access to the information available on pain management solutions.’