CHANGE PAIN is a non-promotional, educational initiative provided by Grunenthal Ltd for healthcare professionals. It aims to engage healthcare professionals with an interest in pain management to share knowledge, advance patient outcomes and improve the standard of care for patients with pain. CHANGE PAIN offers scientifically credible information through CPD accredited modules, webinars, conferences, medical education meetings and its very own healthcare professional website, which includes various resources and tools in order to aid in clinical practice. The programme is designed to provide education around the following key learning points:

  • Severe chronic pain is multi-factorial and requires a 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 help optimise pharmacological management
  • Pharmacological treatment is often limited by lack of efficacy and/or side effects (vicious circle). How to balance analgesia with adverse events
Our mission is to improve patient outcomes by improving pain management through adequate research, communication and education.


Generate actionable insights into patients’ and HCPs needs

Generate new evidence on pathophysiology and management of pain



Communicate findings in scientific publications

Disseminate the latest scientific findings and information

Inform clinical decision making


Improve knowledge on pain physiology, diagnosis, and management among healthcare professionals

Improve knowledge on patients’ self-management

Translate scientific information for patients

March 2021, M-C-UK-01-21-0006