Global Pain News
Pain to be main focus in health policy
Huge suffering, enormous costs - national pain plan needed!
Berlin, 27 august. On occasion of the current response by the German Gederal Goverment to the "small question" by SPD-federal opposition with regard to the management of chronic pain patient ("Versorgungslage chronisch schmerzkranker Menschen" (vgl. BT-DRs. 17/14357), the German Pain Society (Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft, SIP Endorser 2011-2013) demands the Federal Government and the federal states to develop a national action plan against pain during the upcoming legislative period.
Read the full German press release.
Pain Australia Newsletter - August 2013
It’s time to make pain and national health priority
General practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals will benefit from pain management education and training which is to be delivered through Medicare Locals and will improve the, access to and quality of care for people with chronic pain.
Funding of $300,000 for this program, allocated prior to the election campaign, will deliver more frontline pain management expertise and build up the workforce capacity to create more multidisciplinary pain teams in primary care.
AML Alliance Chair Dr Arn Sprogis and Painaustralia’s Lesley Brydon said the joint project which includes the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney, will nurture the evidence-based approach to pain management.
Read the full pain australia newsletter, August 2013.
More than 8.000 website visitors!
Analytical data for SIP website available
Between August 2012 and June 2013 more than 8.000 single-identified users have visited the SIP website. Especially during the months March - June 2013 the average number of website visitors has been 1065 per month.
Referring to the page views (= total number of loading processes of a page / subpage of a website), about 28.000 views were recorded in the same period, peaking 4561 page views in May 2013 during the SIP Focus Groups, which took place in Brussels on 14-15 May.
Moreover, with an increase of 63,2% SIP 2013 Focus Groups attracted more "new visitors" to the SIP website than SIP 2012.