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On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the burden of chronic pain in England, and how policy can be improved to support patient outcomes. The meeting was sponsored by The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce and hosted by the CPPC and financially supported by a grant from Grünenthal Ltd.

Attending the event were over 50 individuals from across the chronic pain policy landscape, including representatives from patient organisations, NHS England, clinicians, parliamentarians, government officials and industry. The CPPC will be writing up a full report of the event, which will carry forward the key themes and recommendations made by the Pain Platform’s speakers and attendees. The report will be shared with the events’ attendees and CPPC affiliates. It will also be shared on the CPPC website. Meanwhile you can find information here: https://chronicpainpolicycoalition.com/events/

Chronic Pain Policy Coalition 2019 Pain Platform

On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the…

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The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes actions to be taken, relevant to pain, in two categories: employment and education. There is a need to develop policies and design action strategies so that many of the key problems identified are reduced. This is only possible if there is an effective and preventive intervention of public policies in health.
The document is a great example how a national SIP platform should address societal impact of pain topics to policy makers and is a helpful tool for other SIP national platforms to prepare similar documents for national use.

Joint Declaration of the Platform for the Social Impact of P…

The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes a…

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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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