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FPM Examiner applications now open!

23 Jul 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine invites applications for vacancies to the Court of Examiners in the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, for the forthcoming academic year (2015–2016). For further information, please visit the FFPMRCA Examinerships webpage.

FFPMRCA Scottish Preparation Course

16 Jul 2015

The Scottish RAPMs will be running FFPMRCA Preparation Courses at Perth Royal Infirmary on 14–16 September 2015. The courses will include educational sessions (lectures) in the mornings and FFPMRCA Exam VIVA practice in the afternoons. The morning educational sessions are also...

2015 Trainee Publication Prize Submissions Now Open!

10 Jul 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...

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,...

Queen's New Year Honours List 2015

05 Jan 2015

The RCoA and FPM are delighted to see that Dr Beverly Collett has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2015. Dr Collett received an OBE for her services to pain management. Additionally, Colonel Peter Mahoney (OBE) has been appointed as the Queen's Honorary...

Pregabalin and gabapentin: advice for prescribers on the risk of...

17 Dec 2014

PHE and NHS England have published an expert group’s advice for prescribers on the risk of misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin, and suggestions for a balanced and rational use of these medicines. The advice will be of use to local healthcare providers and clinicians. The...

Survey: Children with Chronic Pain

10 Dec 2014

The British Pain Society’s Pain in Children Special Interest Group is carrying out a survey to explore current practices in relation to the treatment offered to children with chronic pain in the UK. Research would suggest that there are many more children with chronic pain than...

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