National Pain Policy Instruments

Tackling chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level, it is SIP's mission to support the international and national implementation of the Road Map on governmental level and to foster national policy making for the improvement of pain care in all European Member States. 

The situation on pain care is quite heterogenous throughout Europe: Some countries already have implemented national laws and policy instruments, in some countries chronic pain is still not recognised at all as a major challenge to European health care systems. 

Since this "Pain Policy" section is still under development, we will have to ask for a little patience: In the following weeks we will include some selected examples of national pain policy instruments at different stages of development in relation to the Road Map for Action.