The Societal Impact of Pain - Road Map for Action is a policy instrument directed towards European institutions and EU governments to tackle chronic pain in Europe. More than 55 international organisations endorse the Road Map.
Airing Pain, the radio programme by Pain Concern, investigates the impact of chronic pain in Europe in the aftermath of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Symposium held on 23 and 24 May 2016 in Brussels.
At SIP 2016 Professor Blair H. Smith, National Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain, presented an up to date summary of the evidence on the societal Impact of Pain in Scotland highlighting the need for Chronic Pain services.
07 June 2016 - The Münster Charter pain Charter arose from the care research project "Coalition pain free City" (Aktionsbündnis Schmerzfreie Stadt) and aims to demonstrate the necessity for a professional cross functional systematic pain care.
Marian Nicholson, Honorary Secretary of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), MEP Marian Harkin (ALDE, Ireland) and Prof Bart Morlion from the European Pain Federation EFIC interviewed at SIP 2016 by EU Reporter.
Active Citizenship Network has launched the first ”EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices” to collect evidence of existing good practices in European countries in terms of struggle against pain.
The Alliance for Patient Access, a US network of physicians focusing on patients' access, takes stock of the outcomes of SIP 2016 and states that US pain advocates "could learn from European counterparts when considering how to advance balanced pain management."
21 March 2016. Press Release by the European Headache Federation (EHF) an the European Headache alliance (EHA) on the first "Cluster Headache Day" as part of the ‘What’s the Under the Hat?’ public awareness campaign.