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

August 23rd, 2017

The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is currently recruiting people with chronic pain (pain that has lasted for 3 months or more ) to take part in a trial of the ‘Pain Course’, a free online pain self-management programme. The study offers adults living with chronic pain the opportunity to avail of this eight-week Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy course, in the comfort of their own home.

July 4th, 2017

Under the motto ‘Structured Cooperation of Health Care Systems’, over 300 European health care stakeholders from more than 20 countries met in Malta to discuss the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2017).

June 20th, 2017

Press Release 19th June, 2017

A major step forward for pain patients! Health ministers call for action on access to treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain

Friday June 16th, at a high level EU meeting, Health Ministers included chronic pain in the conclusions inviting Member States to evaluate access to treatment.

June 12th, 2017

49% of people with persistent pain find travelling or going on holiday difficult (1)
‘mypainfeelslike…’ campaign launches animation with Ivan Yates to help get the most out of your GP visit before going on holidays this summer

February 23rd, 2017

To help people explain their pain and receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment, the ‘mypainfeelslike...’ campaign has developed the ‘mypainfeelslike…’ pain questionnaire – available at