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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...

College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka: 30th Annual Scientific...

17 Dec 2013

27 January 2014 to 5 February 2014 Chief Guest: Dr Carl Waldmann, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Guest of Honour: Dr Kate Grady, Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine Pre-congress Workshops on: Simulation Training, Point of Care US, US Guided Regional Anaesthesia,...

FPM Educational Events Survey

27 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine constantly strives to improve its events; to hold stimulating and useful days which meet your educational needs whilst also providing value for money. We have created a short survey to find out your views on our events and would really appreciate you...

FPM Statement on Paediatric Pain Training

13 Nov 2013

In 2010 the Faculty published guidance on levels of competencies required for paediatric pain medicine, endorsed by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. The core competencies, for all Pain Medicine practitioners, are incorporated into the...

e-PAIN: first two modules now online

12 Nov 2013

Thousands of people are affected by acute or chronic pain every year in the UK. For some this is short term due to illness or injury, for others chronic pain is a way of life. The National Pain Audit highlighted the inconsistencies with which pain is managed across primary and...

FPM Response to Shape of Training

04 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes the Shape of Training Final Report and the potential opportunities it may bring for the development of Pain Medicine and improved pain management for patients. Skilled pain management across inpatient and outpatient settings requires the...

Survey: The Priority Setting Partnership for Osteoarthritis

18 Sep 2013

In chronic pain clinics we see many patients with chronic joint pain, and also persistent pain after joint replacement especially after total knee replacement. The Faculty of Pain Medicine have been asked to be a member of a nationally funded project seeking views on what the...

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