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European road map monitor 2019 - national pain plans

A European survey was conducted in 2019 to look at the status of national pain guidelines and action plans and to reflect on the status of policies supporting the updated priorities of the Societal Impact of Pain platform.

The final survey report provides background evidence and key findings that further substantiate the recommendations and commitments made within the Societal Impact of Pain’s 2018 Thematic Network SIP Joint Statement on the four key priorities (indicators, research, education, employment) as well as major achievements and challenges per country.


List of current national and regional pain plans in Europe:

Austria: published in 2017 by Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz

Belgium: published in 2011 by Berquin A, Faymonville ME, Deseure K, Van Liefferinge AS, Celentano J, Crombez G, Vlaeyen J, Hans G

Finland: published in 2017 by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

France: published in 2001 by Dr Daniel Annequin, Dr Elisabeth Fournier-Charriere and in 2006 by the Ministry of Health and Solidarity

Italy: published in 2010 by the Ministero della Salute

Netherlands: published in 2017

Portugal: published in 2009 by the Regional Directorate of Health on the Azores and 2017 by the Directorate General of Health 

Spain: published in 2017 by the Health counceling community Madrid

Sweden: published in 2016 by the Department of Health and Social care Sweden

United Kingdom (Scotland and Wales): 1. 2014, Ministry of Health and Social Wales 2. 2019, Scottish government


Read also the full SIP Road Map Monitor report with all results of the Survey from 2019.

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