Sip Portugal

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.

On the 11th of December SIP Portugal met in Lisbon to discuss their mission and objectives and to launch officially another another SIP National platform. The meeting started with Dr. Ana Pedro from APED, also Chair of SIP Portugal, by approving the objectives of SIP PT.
Their mission will be to decrease the societal impact of pain in Portugal by bringing together science & society, whereas the objectives are to:

Unite all Portuguese organisations and societies advocating for better pain care in order to jointly define and foster pain care policies
Ensure access to adequate pain treatment for all Portuguese citizens
Decrease the stigma of pain as an invisible disease
Promote more research into pain
Foster prevention measures in order to decrease the number of people affected by pain

Next steps will include writing a Position Paper to outline the burden that pain has on Portuguese society as well as the scope of actions for SIP PT. With this document it will be more efficient to approach relevant stakeholders and it will be finalized with the input of all Platform Members by the end of January 2019.
The key meeting next year will take place as part of the National Day of Fight Against Pain on November 18, 2019. Next meeting of the Platform for the Social Impact of Pain in Portugal scheduled for February 4, 2019.
Please read the complete official report from the meeting of SIP Portugal.

Launch Meeting of SIP Portugal

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Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Brussels on the 25th of Oktober. SIP Belgium, established in the beginning of 2018, shared their objectives in a presentation (attached).

Updates SIP Portugal October 2018

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A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met on June 15th and July 10th to get their interest in Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) and to identify relevant topics for a national SIP platform in Portugal.

First Meetings for SIP in Portugal

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met on June 15th and July 10th to get their interes…

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In addition to its high frequency and relevant individual and social impact, chronic pain (CP) has been shown to be a major contributor to increased healthcare utilisation, reduced labour productivity, and consequently large direct and indirect costs.

Economic impact of chronic pain in Portugal

In addition to its high frequency and relevant individual and social impact, chronic pain (CP) has been shown to be a major contributor to increased h…

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The National Program for Pain Management emerged from the need to define new objectives and new operational strategies, as a follow-up to the NPFAP and using the experience gained so far.

National Program for Pain Management

The National Program for Pain Management emerged from the need to define new objectives and new operational strategies, as a follow-up to the NPFAP an…

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Short Info

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met in June and July to identify relevant topics for SIP in Portugal. Both groups will now work together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.