Pain included in the DRAFT EU Work Programme 2018–2020.
Good News for Innovators and Researchers!
Pain has been included in the draft EU Work Programme 2018–2020 in part 8 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing". See SC1-BHC-23-2018: Novel patient-centred approaches for survivorship, palliation and/or end-of-life care (page 54-55)
Current Text of the Call:
Specific Challenge: Health conditions linked to end-of-life issues, acute and chronic pain, life-threatening non-communicable diseases, late or long term side effects and consequences of diseases and their treatments impact quality of life and pose an immense societal and economic burden. Palliative, end-of-life and survivorship care benefits patients with malignant and non-malignant chronic health conditions, providing relief from their symptoms and improving their quality of life. From 38% to 74.0% of the affected population is estimated to be in need of palliative care. While a variety of interventions are in use, these are often not adequately validated or adapted to the specific needs of patients affected with a specific chronic disease or with multimorbidities. Therefore a need exists to strengthen the evidence base for available effective interventions improving quality of life in the domains of palliative, end-of-life and survivorship care.
Scope: Proposals should demonstrate, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new, improved or specifically adapted pharmacological and/or non-pharmacological interventions to either relieve symptoms (e.g. pain) and suffering caused by life-threatening noncommunicable diseases (including disabilities), or serious late and long-term side effects of disease treatments in patients and survivors, or symptoms that occur at the end of life. Randomised clinical trials or observational studies of new or improved patient and/or Family.
Further information about the EU Work Programme 2018-2020 can be found here: