Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
Chronic Pain Ireland's members signed up for this programme during January 2021. For those who were deemed eligible, they are now taking part in the MOVE (Mindfulness Online & Virtual Exercise for Chronic Pain). This is an online trial of a newly developed 8-week programme for people with chronic pain. It has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital as part of ongoing research into the use of mindfulness and exercise in the management of chronic pain.
A joint partnership with Dr Vasilis Vasiliou, Clinical Psychologist, Post Doctorate Researcher, UCC School of Applied Psychology and Chronic Pain Ireland is well underway. Our aim is to develop and establish an against-stigma self-care programme, delivered to local communities. So in January 2021 we moved to Phase II, our aims to develop a group of volunteers with chronic pain to co-develop the ASpida self-care protocol (public and patient involvement (PPI)).
About the programme
Quantifying the impact of COVID-19 on chronic pain services in the Republic of Ireland. Ir J Med Sci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-021-02509-2
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most medical services were shut down and resources were redistributed. Closures included pain management departments where many staff were redeployed. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on chronic pain services in the Republic of Ireland.
Chronic Pain Ireland is proud to have been nominated for the Irish Enterprise Awards 2021.
Following the many challenges faced by not only in the charitable sector but across many industries and businesses over the last number of months, we are delighted to have been nominated.
EU Business News has hosted the Irish Enterprise Awards for four consecutive years. "The Awards recognise those who remain committed to demonstrating outstanding levels of excellence, customer service and innovation as we enter 2021.
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