What is the QPPPN?
Queensland Persistent Pelvic Pain Network (QPPPN) was initially an informal group that began with the commencement of Queensland’s first public Persistent Pelvic Pain Clinic at the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane. Within a short period of time the network has evolved into a much larger group of individuals, all who have a specialist interest in the management of patients with Persistent Pelvic Pain.
Our members are primarily drawn from the SE-Qld region; however it is noted that access for women to high quality care in regional Queensland is difficult. We hope to broaden our membership across Queensland to begin to address this divide.
Reflecting the complexity of pelvic pain, our group which currently has around 65 members comes from a diverse multidisciplinary background including:
• Laparoscopic Gynaecology
• Pain Medicine/Anaesthesia
• Colorectal Surgery
• General Practice
• Emergency Medicine
• Allied health disciplines
– Physiotherapy (including those with subspecialist qualifications in Women’s Health)
– Exercise Physiology
We are committed to sharing high quality evidence-based information and collaborate on case management to facilitate best outcomes for our patients within the public and private systems. The QPPPN will provide its members with a network of practitioners and contacts for resources and collegial support. The network will also help inspire, facilitate and support members to become involved in pelvic pain related research activities.