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A coalition of 15 patient organisations and umbrella groups wrote to An Taoiseach, the High-Level Task Force on Vaccination Immunisation to urge that people with chronic, rare diseases, of all ages, be treated as highest priority in determining early vaccine recipients.
Chronic Pain Ireland are a member of IPPOSI, DFI and NAI umbrella groups. The full letter can be seen here
3rd December is International Day of People with Disabilities. Chronic Pain Ireland will join with people with disabilities all around the world to mark this annual awareness raising day. Many landmarks and public buildings around Ireland and the Globe will light up purple to shine a light in support.
Chronic Pain Ireland believe all patients deserve safe, accessible health care which is why we joined World Patients Alliance, an international advocacy coalition of more than 100 patient groups from 38 countries, representing all disease areas.
November is International Nerve Pain Awareness Month for people living with Neuropathic Pain. The campaign uses NERVEmber™ to create awareness for over 150 conditions that have nerve pain as a symptom. The International Pain Foundation host the OFFICIAL NERVEmber™ campaign every year and since it’s inception tens of thousands of nerve pain patients and organisations have signed on to help promote NERVEmber™. Chronic Pain Ireland is proud to support and be a partner of this Campaign.
Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety
WHO will observe World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2020 and launch a global campaign to emphasize the importance of health worker safety as a priority for patient safety.
The campaign aims to mobilize patients, health workers, health leaders, policy-makers, academics, researchers, professional networks, the private sector and health care industry to speak up for health worker safety to improve the safety of health care, and reduce the risk of harm, both to health workers and patients.