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The "We Need Our Heads Examined" campaign for action on neurorehabilitation is contacting elected representatives in the lead up to the Budget, calling for investment in neurorehabilitation services as a priority.
The campaign, which is supported by 17 organisations (including CPI) representing people with neurological conditions, is calling for €7m investment in 2018 to begin to address the huge unmet need for neurorehabilitation services.
In 2017 The month of September was declared as "International Pain Awareness Month" with it now acknowledged at the recently concluded 70th World Health Assembly.
Back in 2015 an international task force of pain experts headed by the IASP President, Prof Dr.Rolf-Detlef Treede and working in close cooperation with the World Health Organization commenced work on developed a proposal for a systematic and pragmatic classification of chronic pain.
Their goal is to create a classification system for the upcoming 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that is equally useful in primary care and in settings for specialized pain management. ICD 11 is due to be published in June 2018.
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.
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).