Pharmacy Guild welcomes Victorian Government Inquiry into Women’s Pain

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Victorian Branch has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of the new Inquiry into Women’s Pain.

Victorian Branch Vice President, Grace Chong, said: “This inquiry is an important opportunity to improve the care and treatment of pain conditions for girls and women across Victoria.

“By listening to the pain and pain management experiences of girls and women, this inquiry will identify the issues and opportunities to improve the care, treatment and services of pain conditions.

“Pain is an issue that many Victorian women suffer from every day. In fact, a recent Victorian Government survey found that four in 10 women in this state live with chronic pain.

“Whether this is pain associated with periods, pregnancy and birth related pain, or for the management of conditions like endometriosis, or the symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, it is vital that girls and women are confident they can access treatment and care from a trusted health practitioner, which can, of course, include their community pharmacist.

“The Guild also encourages community pharmacists to make a submission to this inquiry. Sharing your experiences of the current care, treatment and services for pain conditions as part of this inquiry will help to identify opportunities for future improvement.”

Submissions to the Inquiry into Women’s Pain can be made from 30 January at

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