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.
As suggested at the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Symposium in May 2016, on 12 September MEP Giovanni La Via put forward a written declaration to the European Parliament calling for better treatment for chronic pain patients.
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.