Establishment of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) group in Ireland

November 1st, 2019

Societal Impact of Pain Irish Chapter
Chronic Pain Ireland is part of the alliance between the Irish Pain Society, the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI, to establish a Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) chapter in Ireland, one of eight SIP national platforms in Europe.

The "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) is an international platform created in 2009 as a joint initiative of the European Pain Federation EFIC® and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH and aims for

  • raising awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems
  • exchanging information and sharing best-practices across all member states of the European Union
  • developing and fostering European-wide policy strategies & activities for an improved pain care in Europe (Pain Policy).

The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators and budget holders.

The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Co-operation partners for SIP are Pain Alliance Europe and Active Citizenship Network. The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support.

Milestones of the SIP platform: