Sip Portugal

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

On May 20, SIP Portugal organized a meeting with associations representing occupational health to promote dialogue on the employability of people with chronic pain.

SIP Portugal organises dialogues on the employability of peo…

On May 20, SIP Portugal organized a meeting with associations representing occupational health to promote dialogue on the employability of people with…

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In March, 11 patient associations and scientific societies signed a joint statement recommending the urgent implementation of measures to promote the employability of people with pain.
Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Brussels on the 25th of Oktober. SIP Belgium, established in the beginning of 2018, shared their objectives in a presentation (attached).
Following articles present additional information on this topic "Pain & Employment":
- SIP collaboration with CHRODIS+;
- SIP Thematic Network: Pain as a factor in employment;
- Report from PAE's survey 2018 on chronic pain and work;
- SIP Portugal meeting with employers to address the impact of pain on employment;
- Meeting of Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain "Fighting discrimination at work for people with chronic pain conditions"
- SIP 2017, Working Group 3: Impact of pain on labour and employment

Patient associations and scientific societies in Portugal si…

In March, 11 patient associations and scientific societies signed a joint statement recommending the urgent implementation of measures to promote the …

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The XIV Atlantic Islands Pain Forum took place on 4-6 April in Funchal, Madeira. The event featured workshops, debates, symposia, panel sessions and practical courses that discussed "state of the art" in the treatment of pain from a multidisciplinary perspective. It attracted some 300 participants.

SIP Europe and SIP Portugal featured in Madeira

The XIV Atlantic Islands Pain Forum took place on 4-6 April in Funchal, Madeira. The event featured workshops, debates, symposia, panel sessions and p…

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On March 20, the Portuguese Social Pain Platform (SIP Portugal) organized a meeting with eight companies from different sectors of activity to present measures that aim to promote the maintenance of work or professional reintegration of the person with chronic pain, in order to reduce absenteeism and presentism, as well as early retirement due to disability.
A Plataforma de Impacto Social da Dor na Sociedade Portuguesa (SIP Portugal) promoveu uma reunião com oito empresas de diferentes setores de atividade para apresentar medidas que pretendem promover a manutenção do trabalho ou reintegração profissional da pessoa com dor crónica, por forma a diminuir o absentismo e presenteísmo, assim como as reformas antecipadas por incapacidade.
The meeting was attended by the companies Delta Saúde, Grünenthal, Nabeiro Group, Novabase, Novartis, Radio and Television of Portugal, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa and Teleperformance.
Of the measures presented, the following should be highlighted:

the adaptation and flexibility in full-time daytime jobs, in shifts, at night and / or with irregular shifts that vary between night and day;
the adaptation of the workstation and the promotion of ergonomic conditions; the possibility of doing work from home;
the bet on training and awareness about the problem of pain in the workplace but also the alert for stigma, discrimination and coercion at work;
the possibility of creating a support group for people with chronic pain within a company, without harming the work schedule, the employee and the employer.

Read also the full article.
More Information about impact of pain on employment can be found in the respective article about the SIP Joint Statement.

SIP Portugal meets companies to address impact of pain on em…

On March 20, the Portuguese Social Pain Platform (SIP Portugal) organized a meeting with eight companies from different sectors of activity to present…

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On the 11th of December SIP Portugal met in Lisbon to discuss their mission and objectives and to launch officially another another SIP National platform. The meeting started with Dr. Ana Pedro from APED, also Chair of SIP Portugal, by approving the objectives of SIP PT.
Their mission will be to decrease the societal impact of pain in Portugal by bringing together science & society, whereas the objectives are to:

Unite all Portuguese organisations and societies advocating for better pain care in order to jointly define and foster pain care policies
Ensure access to adequate pain treatment for all Portuguese citizens
Decrease the stigma of pain as an invisible disease
Promote more research into pain
Foster prevention measures in order to decrease the number of people affected by pain

Next steps will include writing a Position Paper to outline the burden that pain has on Portuguese society as well as the scope of actions for SIP PT. With this document it will be more efficient to approach relevant stakeholders and it will be finalized with the input of all Platform Members by the end of January 2019.
The key meeting next year will take place as part of the National Day of Fight Against Pain on November 18, 2019. Next meeting of the Platform for the Social Impact of Pain in Portugal scheduled for February 4, 2019.
Please read the complete official report from the meeting of SIP Portugal.

Launch Meeting of SIP Portugal

On the 11th of December SIP Portugal met in Lisbon to discuss their mission and objectives and to launch officially another another SIP National platf…

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Short Info

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met in June and July to identify relevant topics for SIP in Portugal. Both groups will now work together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.

 

Contact

HCPs Contact:
Ana Pedro

Patients Contact:
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima

Grünenthal Contact:
Rita Tinoco

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