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FPM Position Statement on the medicinal use of cannabinoids in Pain...

16 Oct 2018

The Faculty has released a position statement on the use of cannabis derived medicinal products in relation to Pain Medicine.  The statement can be accessed here.

FPM Acute Pain Medicine representative role

09 Oct 2018

The Faculty are recruting for a new Acute Pain Medicine representative. This representative sits on the the FPM Board and FPM Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) as a co-opted member and advises on issues and updates on Acute Pain. For further information and the...

FPM Board Election 2018 Results

03 Oct 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 1 October 2018.  There were two seats open on the Faculty Board and four candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Hughes, John 136...

Safe. Sustainable. Effective: developing a long-term plan for the...

01 Oct 2018

A joint submission from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the RCoA’s Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) (September 2018) This joint submission on developing a long-term plan for the NHS, from the RCoA and the RCoA’s FPM, provides a number of recommendations for how, over...

FPM New Membership Routes

24 Sep 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine undertook a working party on membership over the last year, which coincided with the RCoA’s governance review.  There were two clear outcomes from this working party and another from the FPM work on the governance review, which has led to some...

FPM Trainee Survey 2018

03 Aug 2018

The FPM Trainee survey for Higher and Advanced Pain Medicine trainees is now open. The survey is part of the quality management strategy for the Faculty and will use your feedback to help inform change and we will act upon any issues raised. You should have received an email...

FPM Board Elections 2018

02 Jul 2018

Notice has been given that there are two vacancies on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and that elections are to be held on 1st October 2018. For more information on the process for standing and voting please see the FPM Board Elections page here.

Faculty response to the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme...

20 Apr 2018

The FPM is pleased to see the first Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) report and the success it has had in its first year. Although pain is better managed than in previous reports there remains significant room for further advances and it is excellent to see...

Media reporting on steroid facet joint injections use

09 Apr 2018

Members and Fellows will be aware of articles in national newspapers today on the use of steroid facet joint injections e.g. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/useless-jab-for-back-pain-costs-nhs-40m-a-year-pkfdtvjnx It is important to recognise that the NICE guidance (...

FPM Professional Standards Committee advertising for new members

05 Mar 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Professional Standards Committee (FPMPSC) are currently advertising for three new members. The FPMPSC is responsible for quality improvement matters, with particular reference to standards, clinical guideline development, continuing professional...

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