Sip Netherlands

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

One of the main objective of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the health Standard for chronic pain, which also includes the patient´s perspective, in the national registry.

PA!N supports new health standard for chronic pain in the Ne…

One of the main objective of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the health S…

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The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands (PA!N), a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), aims to improve the quality of life of patients with acute and/or chronic pain through prevention and to develop and implement good multi-dimensional diagnostics and adequate sustainable treatments. PA!N consists of 11 professional associations and 1 patient association.

The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands; the way forward! - pos…

The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands (PA!N), a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), aims to improve the quality of l…

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Senior members of parliament, like Joba van den Berg (CDA), Rens Raemakers (D66) and Arno Rutte (VVD) listened to the different aspects of pain, often confronted for the first time with pain experiences by patients.

Moderated by Amela Halilović and Pepijn Knops the Dutch PAiN platform represented by Prof. Kris Vissers, Ilona Thomassen, Prof. Michiel Reneman, Dutch Councillor of the European Pain Federation EFIC and Grunenthal B.V. represented by Ivo Cerfontaine made clear how much impact pain has on many adults and children. For some members of parliament it was astonishing that 20 percent of the Dutch inhabitants suffers from chronic pain. In the Dutch health care policy, pain is hardly on the agenda and receives little attention. Therefore the objective of the meeting was to start a political dialogue to change this and to make sure that pain gets the attention it deserves.
The members of parliament confirmed to be convinced that in taking policy initiatives pain gets and remains in the spotlights. Hence a follow up by policy makers and PAiN can be expected soon.
You can find more information about the meeting in Dutch on the website of PA!N.

PA!N political round table meeting about pain

Senior members of parliament, like Joba van den Berg (CDA), Rens Raemakers (D66) and Arno Rutte (VVD) listened to the different aspects of pain, often…

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Chronic pain is a huge problem - in the Netherlands alone, no less than 2.2 million people suffer from this condition, incurring costs of up to 20 billion euros. Kris Vissers, Professor of Anaesthesiology, and Michiel Reneman, Professor of Rehabilitation, both co-chairmen of ‘Pijn Alliantie in Nederland’ (Pain Alliance in Netherlands, PAIN), an association of patient organisations and pain working groups, and Ilona Thomassen, chairwoman of ‘Pijnpatiënten Naar Eén Stem’ (One Voice for Pain Patients), explain why chronic pain deserves to get more Attention.

Taking an action together against chronic pain

Chronic pain is a huge problem - in the Netherlands alone, no less than 2.2 million people suffer from this condition, incurring costs of up to 20 bil…

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The Dutch go mainly with movement complaints to the doctor!

The most reported complaints to general practitioner are related to the musculoskeletal system, especially complaints to knee and lower back, as evide…

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Contact

HCPs Contact:
Michiel Reneman

Patients Contact:

Grünenthal Contact:
Ivo Cerfontaine

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