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Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain wins the BMA Medical...

04 Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce that Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain has been awarded the BMA Medical Book of the Year 2015, having been selected from 630 books judged in 20 medical categories. The award is made to the publication which is deemed to best fulfil the...

Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK

28 Aug 2015

Over the last 12 months the Faculty of Pain Medicine has been developing a definitive reference source for how Pain Management Services should be delivered and developed in the UK. The draft version of Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK (CSPMS UK) is now...

The importance of Acute Pain Medicine

28 Aug 2015

Dr Mark Rockett (Acute Pain Medicine consultant and FFPMRCA Examiner) chaired his first meeting of the Acute Pain Medicine Working Party in June.  The Working Party has been tasked with looking at the full range of activities the Faculty undertakes: training, standards,...

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership:...

23 Aug 2015

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is an initiative commissioned by the NIAA to identify important topics for future research and help direct the future research agenda. A summary of the findings and questions can be found here including...

2015 Trainee Publication Prize Submissions Now Open!

14 Aug 2015

The Faculty have now opened the 2015 Trainee Publication prize for submissions. The winner will receive: The opportunity to give a short presentation on their paper at the Third Annual Meeting of Fellows and Members of the Faculty on 27 November 2015. Free registration for the...

NICE – Improving Supportive and Palliative Care Guideline

12 Aug 2015

NICE is advertising for the role of Chair for the guideline entitled: Improving Supportive and Palliative Care (including service delivery).  Further details about the role can be found on the NICE website. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2015. Please note that...

Commissioning Policy Outcomes

10 Jul 2015

The FPM is pleased to see two policies for specialised pain services have been accepted and feel these will provide some clarity in management and an improved quality of life for those groups of patients. There will also be the benefit that they will utilise less health care...

Conducting Quality Consultations in Pain Medicine

20 Apr 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has created a new guidance document: Conducting Quality Consultations in Pain Medicine. This document defines the standards to optimise specialist pain consultations. It also provides supplementary practical guidance to enhance the therapeutic value...

e-PAIN Update: New sessions online

19 Feb 2015

There are new sessions available on e-PAIN including those in Pharmacological Treatments, Interventions and Neuropathic Pain. A full list of the new sessions can be found below: Module 03.01: Pharmacological Treatments Paracetamol Opioids: basic principles Commonly used...

Have your say on the future of anaesthetic and perioperative care!

04 Feb 2015

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) and the James Lind Alliance (JLA) are conducting a research priority setting exercise in Anaesthesia and Perioperative care. Last year, we conducted an initial survey to gather research suggestions from patients, carers,...

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