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Malta Health Network (MHN) board was honored to meet HE Dr. George Vella, President of Malta. HE Dr Vella was very interested to know about the work MHN has carried out over the past years including starting the awareness on Patients' Rights.
He encouraged MHN to keep working on Patient empowerment and improving patient-professional collaboration. He was also interested in the projects MHN has carried out including research and awareness on Chronic Pain, and SIP Malta where he recommended that education on such subjects should start from an early age. Information about other initiatives of MHN including participation in prevention campaigns such as vaccination and environmental impact on health and educating patients through the EUPATI project were also discussed.
HE Dr. Vella explained that, as he had mentioned in his first speech as President, he wants to give importance to matters related to patients during his Presidency and looked forward to further collaboration with MHN.

President of Malta recognizes MHN projects on Chronic Pain

Malta Health Network (MHN) board was honored to meet HE Dr. George Vella, President of Malta. HE Dr Vella was very interested to know about the work M…

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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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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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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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On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collaboration among pain healthcare professionals and patient groups active in Finland and to discuss first steps create a Finnish SIP national platform and the next steps in the process of pursuing common pain policies in Finland.

SIP Finland kick-off meeting

On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collab…

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