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Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows EU-wide initiatives which are not related to any country or region.

EU Report Patient's Right to avoid unnecessary suffering and pain

tl_files/redakteur-bereich/Press/Logo_221_EU Pain Patient Pathways Recommendations.jpg The Partnership, consisting of PAE (Pain Alliance Europe), ACN (Active Citizenship Network) and Grünenthal held a civic survey with the goal to identify guidelines and recommendations against pain on national and European level, starting from patients' experiences. The civic survey is a first attempt in which a widespread coalition of patients and citizen organizations represents the point of view of patients in the European policies on pain. The first deals primarily with chronic pain and the right not to suffer, the second, more generally, with health policies and the protection of patients.

More information can be found in the Final Report 2014 (link to PAE website) and Presentation on the Patient's Right to avoid Unnecessary Suffering and Pain.

More information you can find on the PAE project website.

View the Pain Patients Pathway Recommendations video.

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