John Cryer MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) on chronic pain and opioid painkiller addiction. The CPPC has been working with John Cryer MP for the past few months to work on issues that exist for people living with chronic pain. One of the key issues raised is over-the-counter and prescription painkiller addiction. To read the full text of the EDM, please click below.
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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The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) have come together with John Cryer MP after the findings of a health survey in September confirmed that over 40% of British adults had consumed over-the-counter opioid painkillers for three consecutive days or longer, going against NICE guidelines.
In light of this, the CPPC and TalkHealth, alongside John Cryer MP’s campaign, are launching a new survey to investigate just how many people who suffer with chronic pain take pain management medications and are being reviewed by their doctor annually.
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Neil Betteridge, Co-Chair of the CPPC, attended the 1st EFIC Topical Symposium: Acute and Chronic Joint Pain, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 21-23 September 2016.
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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.Read more
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).
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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.
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.