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Study on Music Therapy and Chronic Pain
Researchers at the University of Limerick (UL) studying music therapy and chronic pain are looking for ten participants for an eight week study between July and August 2019. This is a collaborative project between the UL researchers and Chronic Pain Ireland which is offering a free programme of music therapy for ten participants. To express your interest in joining the study or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before the 24th of July 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.
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 healthnews.ie 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 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
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.