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FPM Patient Information Leaflets

24 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced patient information leaflets on medications commonly used to treat persistent pain. The first five provide basic information on amitriptyline, nortriptyline, pregabalin, gabapentin and duloxetine. They were created with the help of...

e-PAIN Update: New Sessions and eLibrary now online

16 Jun 2014

There are several new sessions now available to access on e-PAIN including sessions on: Acute Pain Neuropathic Pain Pain in Pregnancy Pain in Older People Cancer Pain A full list of modules and sessions can be found here. In addition the e-PAIN eLibrary module contains Pain...

Response to BMJ article on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

06 Jun 2014

The FPM together with CRPS Guideline Group, British Pain Society, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Royal College of General Practitioners Chronic Pain Lead have produced a response to Dr Chris Bass’s personal view article in the BMJ ‘Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Medicalises...

Fifth Edition of the Gold Guide published

29 May 2014

The fifth edition of the Gold Guide has been published by UKFPO and can be downloaded here » This fifth edition of the Gold Guide sets out the arrangements agreed by the four UK Health Departments for specialty training programmes. It is maintained by the four UK Health...

Good Practice Guidelines for Medial Branch Blocks and RF

23 May 2014

The British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine have published a guidance document on the ‘Standards of good practice for medial branch block injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain.’ The document can be found here.

FFPMRCA Examinership and Question Writer Vacancies

25 Apr 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine invites applications for three vacancies for the position of examination question writer and two vacancies on the FPM Board of Examiners. Those recruited as FFPMRCA Examiners will have an active involvement in examining in the FPMRCA SOE and OSCE...

e-PAIN Module 4 – Now Live

11 Apr 2014

Module 4 of e-PAIN is now live and available to use on your e-learning accounts. This module on acute pain aims to teach healthcare professionals about acute pain teams, diagnosis tools and acute pain in chronic pain patients as well as techniques in the treatment and management...

FPM Trainee Representative Elections

05 Mar 2014

Dr Emma Baird is stepping down as the FPM Board Trainee Representative in July 2014 and the Faculty is seeking her successor. The appointment will be made for an initial term of one year with effect from 1 August 2014; the handover period will begin as soon as possible after the...

Antibiotics and Low Back Pain

19 Dec 2013

The British Association of Spinal Surgeons published this statement on antibiotics and lower back pain. In response, the Faculty of Pain Medicine has published the statement below: The publication in February 2013 of a study[1] concerning the trial of antibiotic treatment in...

FPM Board Vacancy - SAS Doctor

18 Dec 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are seeking to appoint a Pain Medicine SAS doctor to the Faculty Board. The successful candidate will provide leadership, act as a representative and encourage engagement between SAS doctors and the Faculty. The...

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