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    Time to get serious about chronic pain

     

    The Pain Consortium was delighted to hold an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the 50th anniversary of the British Pain Society in Parliament in October. The theme was "Time to get serious about chronic pain: delivering the care that patients really need." The event was chaired by the CPPC's Parliamentary Champion Lord Luce and speakers represented both the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the British Pain Society. 

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    Neil Betteridge, CPPC Co-Chair, gives statement at the Societal Impact of Pain Conference, Malta

     

    Neil Betteridge, CPPC Co-Chair, gives a statement on behalf of the CPPC  at the Societal Impact of Pain meeting in Malta. Neil argued that: 

    "Chronic pain should be a far greater priority in policy terms, both as a dimension of other diseases where appropriate and in its own right where patients are otherwise insufficiently supported by healthcare systems oblivious to its personal and social impact."

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    CPPC makes a submission to the Improving Lives Greenpaper

    At the end of last year, the CPPC held a roundtable at the Royal Overseas League, chaired by Lord Luce. The aim of the roundtable was to feedback to representatives from the Department of Health and Department of Work and Pensions about the Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

    The deadline for submissions to the consultation was the 17th February. 

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    Parliamentary Pain Event: Patient Survey Results Published

    The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group held an event in Parliament on the 7th December to discuss pain management in primary care. 

    Peter Dowd MP chaired the event alongside CPPC Parliamentary Champions, John Cryer MP and Lord Luce and a variety of high-level speakers from across the pain spectrum, which included Dr Martin Johnson, co-chair of the CPPC. The event saw results published from a new survey made possible by talkhealth.

    Please click below for more information about the results of the survey and the pain event as a whole. 

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    Watch and Read the Lord Luce Debate

    On the 19th October 2016, Lord Luce held a debate in the House of Lords on the Fit for Work scheme and chronic pain. Watch Lord Luce' opening speech, other contributions and the response from Lord Freud. 

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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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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.