Due to Covid-19, many people with chronic pain and chronic illness are staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus. But after weeks of isolation, many chronically ill patients are feeling anxious and lonely, and worried about issues that healthy people are less concerned about, like losing access to medication and healthcare.

Chronic Pain Patients ‘Hanging on by a Thread’ During Corona…

Due to Covid-19, many people with chronic pain and chronic illness are staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks to protect them…

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, many SIP-related events in 2020 have been cancelled, postponed or turned into virtual events. Please check the updated information in the SIP calendar.

Check the updates about SIP-related events in the calendar

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, many SIP-related events in 2020 have been cancelled, postponed or turned into virtual events. Please check the…

The Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) 2020 survey about the use of electronic devices/services to manage their health is now open until end of April!

Respond to the PAE Survey 2020 on use of e-health and m-health

The Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) 2020 survey about the use of electronic devices/services to manage their health is now open until end of April!…

The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) welcomes the European Commission Roadmap on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and responded to its consultation.

SIP response to Europes' Beating Cancer Plan

The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) welcomes the European Commission Roadmap on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and responded to its consultation.…

Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) supports the social media campaign from EMHA at the international Cluster Headache Day on the 21st of March 2020.

International Cluster Headache Day on 21st March 2020

Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) supports the social media campaign from EMHA at the international Cluster Headache Day on the 21st of March 2020.…

Chronic pain is a huge problem; not just because of its debilitating effects on those afflicted but also because of the associated stigma, writes Jeroen Lenaers in his recent article in the Parliament Policy, Politics and People Magazine.

Stigma and chronic pain - article from MEP Jeroen Lenaers

Chronic pain is a huge problem; not just because of its debilitating effects on those afflicted but also because of the associated stigma, writes Jero…

One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health standard for chronic pain, which also includes the Patient´s perspective, in the national registry.

New health standard for chronic pain in the Netherlands

One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health …

Since the start of Societal Impact of Pain in 2009 the platform has achieved significant milestones on European and national level.

SIP National - from European recommendations to national imp…

Since the start of Societal Impact of Pain in 2009 the platform has achieved significant milestones on European and national level.…

This year is the IASP "2020 Global Year for Prevention of Pain", where the theme focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, clinicians, and patients. SIP has contributed in the last 10 years to the prevention of pain by:

IASP - 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain

This year is the IASP "2020 Global Year for Prevention of Pain", where the theme focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, c…

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