Our initiative to improve the treatment of pain

CHANGE PAIN is an educational initiative for healthcare professionals provided by Grünenthal. The objective of CHANGE PAIN is to engage healthcare professionals and share knowledge to advance the management of patients suffering from chronic pain. The programme is designed to provide education around the following key learning points:

  • Severe chronic pain is multi-factorial and requires an holistic approach in the delivery of patient care
  • Pain treatments are less likely to be effective unless patients’ individual treatment goals are addressed
  • Better understanding of the mechanisms of pain – neuropathic, nociceptive and mixed – will optimise pharmacological management
  • Pharmacological treatment is often limited by lack of efficacy and/or side effects (vicious circle) and requires balancing analgesia with adverse events

Supported by the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), CHANGE PAIN in the UK is represented by international experts in the field of pain management who have contributed to the educational content.