COMMERCIAL: Practices in central Manchester are being asked to participate in an audit to “ascertain the impact of a chronic pain service”, according to clinical commissioning group board papers.

A report to Central Manchester CCG’s May board meeting states that this audit will inform an “options appraisal and later business case”.

It adds that the CCG will meet with colleagues at Central Manchester University Hospitals in May, to “discuss their proposal to develop a chronic pain service [at the foundation trust]”.