Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
John Lindsay, Chairperson Chronic Pain Ireland and Olivia Shiel Governing Body held a meeting with Prof. Barry earlier today. The following are the main points from Chronic Pain Ireland's meeting with Prof. Barry in relation to the non-reimbursement of Versatis 5% Lidocaine patch.
1. If you have been successful in your appeal you will not need to reapply after 6 months. Your physician just renews your prescription.
Pain after Spinal Cord Injury? Pysiotherapy researchers School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin and the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research want to hear your experience
Who can participate?
We want to hear from people who have developed chronic pain after a spinal cord injury.
Audrey Farrelly is a member of Chronic Pain Ireland and her debut book 'My Second Baby Jude' is now available in eCopy format from Chronic Pain Ireland priced at €5.99.
"This book is a great read and is a fascinating insight into life before and with chronic pain" - John Lindsay, Chairperson, CPI.
See below for an excerpt from Audrey’s book and the reviews from readers who have already enjoyed her book:
A new online treatment programme, set up by expert psychologists and physiotherapists, aims to help those who are managing chronic health conditions.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway, with the Health Research Board, is looking for people with chronic pain and at least one other long-term condition to take part in a research study.
The study is open to people all over Ireland and will take place over the coming months.
The Dail will discuss a motion on neurorehabilitation services this Wed 6th December. The motion is being put forward as part of the "We Need Our Heads Examined Campaign" for action on neurorehabilitation, a campaign which Chronic Pain Ireland supports.
You can help by contacting your Local TDs and asking them to support the motion. Simply visit our website and send an automatic e mail to your local TDs