Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

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 different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

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 Malta, established in 2016, shared their objectives in a presentation (attached).

Updates SIP Malta October 2018

Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Br…

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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).

Updates SIP Belgium October 2018

Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Br…

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In 2017, national organisations Malta Health Network (MHN) and No Pain Foundation (NPF) with the support of SIP Malta started a Research Project to provide data on the extent of chronic pain in Malta and the impact on the day-to-day activities of affected individuals, including social and economic repercussions.

Video about Quality of life and the impact of pain on Maltes…

In 2017, national organisations Malta Health Network (MHN) and No Pain Foundation (NPF) with the support of SIP Malta started a Researc…

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On the 25th of October, The French Ministry of health hosted an important event organized by SFETD, supported by the European initiative « Societal impact of Pain » and Grünenthal, reunited approximately 100 participants – comprising patients, health care professionals, policy makers – in order to further think on how to improve the pain patients in their journey through health care pathways, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
After debates about wandering, disability, lack of funding… a position paper developed by eleven organizations of medical societies and patient associations was shared with concrete actions to structure the care path of pain patient.
Pain French Society and press immediately broadcasted a summary of this call to the politicians to put pain as a society priority.
http://www.sfetd-douleur.org/le-plaidoyer-de-la-douleur-forum-du-24-octobre-2018

SIP France mobilized at the French Ministry of Health!

On the 25th of October, The French Ministry of health hosted an important event organized by SFETD, supported by the European initiative « Societ…

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Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments at the SIP Steering Committee in Brussels on the 25th of Oktober. SIP Portugal, established in 2018, shared their objectives in a presentation (attached).

SIP Portugal Update 2018

Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments at th…

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