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Minister for Health launches new online information repository on Medical Cannabis
The Minister for Health recently published an online repository of information around medical cannabis. The repository contains information for healthcare professionals, patients and others who are interested in finding out more about cannabis for medical use. This repository can be found at https://health.gov.ie/cannabis-for-medical-use/
September is Pain Awareness Month #PAM2018
Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen and is quickly forgotten. For those living with persistent chronic pain conditions they often feel isolated as others cannot comprehend the impact pain has on every aspect of life. Chronic pain is not visible, it often prevents people from enjoying a full life, as work, family and social life are impacted and the condition can also greatly impact on sleep.
CPI currently have 2 members who have as yet to have their patch reinstated. For those of you reading this update who are still without your patch, if your GP has refused to appeal you can write or email the MMP (email@example.com) directly simply stating that "My GP (enter name and address) has refused to engage with the Versatis appeals process" and give your contact details. If your appeal has been refused you can make a case directly.
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.
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.