Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain

May 29th, 2019

On May 25th, the World Health Organisation announced that Member States agreed to adopt the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), to come into effect on 1 January 2022.

May 9th, 2019

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health News: Managing Pain campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Irish Independent newspaper and the content is available online at The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices on how a multidisciplinary approach can help you to find the best treatment for your pain.

March 11th, 2019

March 11th to 17th is Brain Awareness Week and at today's lauch the Neurological Association of Ireland launched new research on living with a neurological condition.  The findings from their survey, based on responses from over 600 individuals with neurological conditions and family carers, highlight a “cascade of challenges” from long waiting times to get a diagnosis, struggling to access ongoing care and dealing with the impact of their condition on work, financial wellbeing and family relationships. Download the full survey report from their website at h

February 21st, 2019

35 Irish patient organisations including Chronic Pain Ireland have signed a Charter calling for greater patient involvement in the ‘Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’ process in Ireland. The Charter calls on the government to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are assessed & reimbursed by the State.

February 5th, 2019

Researchers in Trinity College Dublin are asking adolesents to take part in a new Irish research study which will also be compared to the findings of international studies which are currently taking place.

Worry is a natural facet of life and is a common feature for those who experience chronic pain. Few studies to date have sought to examine beliefs about worry and pain in adolescents, despite the prevalence of chronic pain.