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    PRESS RELEASE: John Cryer MP speaks about why his work with the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition is so important

    John Cryer MP has published a press release today (27th September 2016) about the issue of addiction to over-the-counter painkillers and the importance of making sure that those who live with chronic pain, particularly those who are prescribed strong opioid painkillers, are reviewed annually by a healthcare professional. 

    To read the press release, please click below.

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    Evidence is published that supports CPPC campaign for annual check for chronic pain patients

    Yesterday marked Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD) with the CPPC drawing attention to statistics released last year at the launch of OPAAD, which revealed 1 in 6 UK adults were concerned with the amount of opioid painkillers they were taking. New research has now estimated that 2 out 5 people in the UK do not follow national guidelines that suggest adults should restrict the use of over-the-counter opioid painkillers due to risk of addiction. The CPPC has been working closely with a number of Parliamentarians, including Lord Luce and John Cryer MP, to help drive forward awareness raising and campaigning for an annual pain assessment/pain medication review of chronic pain patients in Primary Care.

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    Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day

    On this day last year new survey data estimated that nearly one in ten survey respondents believed they could be or could have been addicted to opioid painkillers. This research coincided with the launch of Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD), which aims to raise awareness about the potential for patients to become addicted to painkillers and the consequences of addiction. The CPPC and other organisations are campaigning for every patient on opioid-based pain relief to have, as a minimum, an annual pain assessment / pain medication review of chronic pain patients (in Primary Care or other care setting). 

    For more information, please click below. 

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    Lord Luce releases Brexit statement about chronic pain

    Lord Luce, CPPC parliamentary champion and himself a chronic pain sufferer for over 45 years, has released a statement regarding Brexit and chronic pain. 

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    Chronic Pain Policy Coalition launches Parliamentary chronic pain guide

    The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) launched its Parliamentary guide to chronic painThe Hidden Suffering of Chronic Pain this November to a completely booked out event.

    With 80 attendees including healthcare experts, Peers and Parliamentarians, the CPPC introduced the booklet and how it explained just how much chronic pain can affect the British population. It is estimated that 14 million people endure chronic pain, of which 25% end up unable to work/losing their job.

    You may find this guide useful as a resource to explain chronic pain to others and to explore new options to help you treat your pain.

    You can read more about it and download your own copy here.

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    What about me?

    Are you a patient suffering with chronic pain?

    The CPPC believes that every patient should have the very best resources made available to them.

    We have a decicated part of our website aimed at supporting you, the chronic pain patient. Our "What about me?" page holds a variety of resources to help empower you, provide advice and give support when you need it. 

     

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    About chronic pain

    Would you like to know more about chronic pain?

    Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the normal time of healing, or occurs in diseases in which healing does not take place. It is estimated that 14 million people live with chronic pain in England alone. In 2011, 31% of men and 37% of women reported persistent pain. 

    The CPPC has a variety of resources to help inform you about what chronic pain is and how it may affect you, your family, your business and society as a whole. For more information, please click the link below.

     

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The CPPC unites patients, professionals and parliamentarians to drive forward an improved strategy for the prevention, treatment and management of chronic pain and its associated conditions.