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Book now: FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials Friday 9th September

26 Jul 2016

Bookings are open for the FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials taking place on Friday 9th September 2016.   Topics will include: Anatomy Relevant to Pain Medicine Interventions Addiction, Dependence, Tolerance & Pharmacology of Opioids Pharmacology VIVA practice Further details including...

FPM Case Reports Prize - Deadline

15 Jul 2016

The Faculty will be awarding its first Case Report Prize for the highest scoring case report submitted between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016 as a requirement of a normal Advanced Pain Training year. Ensure your case reports are submitted to the Faculty by 31 July 2016.  Further...

Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (4th Edition)

12 Jul 2016

Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence is published every five years by ANZCA and FPM ANZCA and covers a wide range of clinical topics, combining a review of the best available evidence for acute pain management with current clinical and expert practice. The document can...

Joint Letter to The Times

01 Jul 2016

Sir, As healthcare leaders we agree with the strong message Sir Bruce Keogh and others have sent in stressing how much we value all of our colleagues who have moved from other countries to work in the NHS. Over the coming months, as the removal of European regulations impacting...

Joint Statement on the aftermath of the EU referendum

28 Jun 2016

Last week's EU referendum result and subsequent political and economic turmoil is momentous and will undoubtedly affect healthcare across the UK. We know there are more questions now than answers about what this will mean for the NHS and its workforce. We are all working...

BMJ article ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic...

21 Jun 2016

The Faculty welcomes the publication of the BPS part-funded study, ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies’, published in BMJ Open. This notes that chronic pain affects between one third and one half of the UK population...

EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting Good Practices

17 Jun 2016

Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of Cittadinanzattiva are launching the first “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices”. The aim is to give evidence of existing good practices in European countries in terms of the struggle against pain. The...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

15 Jun 2016

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the Pain Alliance of NI.  Although EDMs are not always debated in the house, they may receive significant coverage, including from the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

Election to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine 2016

02 Jun 2016

Notice is hereby given that an election for one vacancy on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 3 October 2016. Board vacancies There will be one vacancy in 2016.  The term of office will be six years in the first instance.  Those elected will be eligible to...

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