Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
The HSE is requesting submissions from the general public, patient organisations and professional bodies in relation to the current issues surrounding medical cards. CPI has made a submission on behalf of all living with chronic pain conditions.
The Governing Body of Chronic Pain Ireland are pleased to inform you that the former Minister for Health and Children, Dr James Reilly TD, under the provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 and on the recommendation of the Irish Medical Council, declared Pain Medicine a Medical Specialty and standards as prescribed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anaesthetists Ireland.
Following a detailed, in-depth submission the Joint Committee on Health and Children calling for chronic pain to be deemed a medical speciality and condition in its own right, CPI along with the other stakeholders who had worked on the submission were invited to present to the Dáil Joint Committee on Health and Children.
CPI Chairperson John Lindsay represented our members and addressed the Committee along with other key stakeholders including:
This programme only applies to those who have a full Medical Card.
The HSE has launched a nationwide programme aimed at early intervention for people who are at risk of developing Mental Health problems as a result of their condition and then accessing acute Mental Health services. Those living with Chronic Pain fall into this group.
New free Occupational Therapy Programme (Working with Arthritis) is available for people with Musculoskeletal Disorders in 13 counties of the Border, Midlands & Western (BMW) Region of Ireland. Via individualised occupational therapy, the programme aims to promote the work/
education participation of those out of work due to their physical health. This programme is part of an EU & Dept. of Social Protection funded Disability Activation Scheme. The project is being run by the University of Limerick.