Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
A new online treatment programme, set up by expert psychologists and physiotherapists, aims to help those who are managing chronic health conditions.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway, with the Health Research Board, is looking for people with chronic pain and at least one other long-term condition to take part in a research study.
The study is open to people all over Ireland and will take place over the coming months.
The Dail will discuss a motion on neurorehabilitation services this Wed 6th December. The motion is being put forward as part of the "We Need Our Heads Examined Campaign" for action on neurorehabilitation, a campaign which Chronic Pain Ireland supports.
You can help by contacting your Local TDs and asking them to support the motion. Simply visit our website and send an automatic e mail to your local TDs
New Campaign TodayIsBetter.
Chronic Pain Ireland is part of a new campaign launched 22/11/17. The campaign is called #TodayIsBetter and is proudly supported by Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, The Irish Pharmacy Union, Arthritis Ireland, Irish Cancer Society, Chronic Pain Ireland, Fibro Ireland and The Migraine Association of Ireland. The campaign ambassador is Luke Matthew Fitzgerald, former rugby union player, who played for Leinster and Ireland. Luke too has chronic pain.
Chronic Pain Ireland announces that their National Secretary, William McLoughlin BL, was fundamental in the securing of a licence from the Minister of Health to import, possess, supply, prescribe and administer Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychotropic cannabinoid and the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, to be used in the treatment of an extreme case of severe chronic pain.
CPI was delighted to be shortlisted by the Carmichael Centre for the Good Governance Awards in our catergory and came joint second on the night. CPI is very encouraged with this result and we will certainly be applying again next year.
The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland.