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SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement

SIP National, Belgium

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to achieve better pain care and pain managament and to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the workforce and society by developing and presenting multi-stakeholder recommendations to policy makers.

A multistakeholder start-up team will help bridge the SIP EU and SIP BE projects. It is composed by the Belgian Pain Society (BPS), the Flemish Patient Platform, the National Federation of Indepenent Health Insurance Funds (MLOZ), the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV), the European Pain Federation (EFIC) and Grunenthal.

In line with the work done by the SIP (Europe) Platform, SIP BE wants to improve care and pain Management in Belgium, with a special focus on employment (re)integration. This is also relevant for other SIP national platforms, which want to follow the example of SIP Belgium and SIP Portugal to draw up a national Joint Statement and Framing Paper. Next steps for SIP Belgium will be to seek endorsement for their Joint Statement by national organisations.

Please find the Belgian Framing Paper summary attached to this article.

Read more about Pain and Employment on this website:

- Meeting of the national initiative SIP Portugal with companies

- SIP Thematic Network: Pain as a factor in employment

- Meeting of the interest group on Brain, Mind and Pain in the European Parliament

- SIP Collaboration with CHRODIS+

- Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) survey on chronic pain and work life 2018

- Good examples of work and chronic conditions

- SIP Symposium 2017, WG3: Impact of pain on labour and employment

- SIP Symposium 2016, WG4: Pain, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of workers in the workforce

- SIP 2013 Focus Group 2: Chronic pain in the EU working population

- SIP 2013 Proposal for Action: Using European Best Practices for the reintegration of chronic pain patients into the workforce

- SIP 2012, Workshop 2: Presentation and Statement on "Impact of pain on work participaton" by Michiel Reneman

- SIP Symposium 2011, Workshop 1: Presentation on "Retention and return to work" by Paul Watson

- SIP 2011, Plenary May 4th: Report from Workshop 1

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