I have just found an e petition for pain on the governments website. It has until the end of the year to collect enough signatures to trigger a debate in parliament on how we treat patients with pain. If someone could do a link, sorry but computing isn't my forte! I entered e- petition pain and found it. I believe it is something common to patients with arthritis and therefore may be of interest. It is a subject that rarely gets enough attention and chronic pain can be poorly treated because as yet the mechanisms of pain aren't yet fully understood. We need more research in this area and more professional education about what we do know of the mechanisms of pain. I suffer chronic severe pain and so I am very supportive of this petition.