In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Spain can be found.
Activities of the Galician Rheumatologic League
Liga Reumatolóxica Galega
The Galician Rheumatologic League is a patients organisation set up in 1996 in Spain with the objective to help improve the quality of life of people with rheumatologic diseases. Currently the GRL currently has 550 members. The institution is included in the Commission of Pain of the Department of Health and also is a member of the Advisory Committee of the patients of the same Department.
The organisation conducts campaigns to increase awareness about the impact and influence chronic pain has on the individual. Please find here a PowerPoint presentation which has been developed to support this purpose. A recent success was the celebration of the first World day of Autoimmune Arthritis on May 20th 2012.
Please also find here a detailed calendar of 2012 that aims to raise awareness of the impact of rheumatic diseases.
SIP Spain was successfully launched on June 26th 2018 in Spain after several patient organisations and clinical experts came together with representatives from the Ministry of Health and three other regional communities.
María Luz Padilla del Rey
Maria Soledad Garcia Penalta