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CPPC Publication of 2019 Pain Platform Follow Up Report

15 Oct 2019

The Faculty is pleased to note the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition's publication of Chronic Pain: Patient Voice and the NHS Long Term Plan, a Follow Up Report of the 2019 Pain Platform meeting held in the House of Lords in June 2019. We would like to thank Dr Ganesan Baranidharan...

Applications open for FPM Trainee Representative

30 Sep 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the FPM Trainee Representative role. If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please complete and return the application form to contact@fpm.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019. Please click here for an application form....

Faculty response to PHE Prescribed medicines review report

10 Sep 2019

The Faculty has responded to the Public Health England Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines: An evidence review. Please click here to view the full response.

RCoA transparency data: the cost of training

01 Sep 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) ensure that trainees, members and fellows are provided with an appropriate breakdown of costs of supporting trainees and in the provision of the examinations...

Change of date for the February 2020 MCQ

22 Aug 2019

Please note that the FFPMRCA MCQ which was advertised as taking place on Wednesady 5th February 2020 will now be taking place on Thursday 6th February 2020. This is due to the clash with hospital changeover.  For more information on exams please see here.

FPM/RCoA Call to Action: Perioperative Opioid Management

30 May 2019

There is increasing public and professional concern regarding the increase in opioid prescriptions in the UK, which correlates closely with an increase in opioid-related deaths (1). The scale of the opioid crisis in the USA has gained much media attention in the UK. While the...

FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for...

29 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

FPM statement on The Lancet's pain management series

12 Apr 2019

The FPM is pleased to see the timely publication of a series of articles on the problems of post-operative pain management, opioids and hyperalgesia being published from today in the Lancet https://bit.ly/2If1l4I The  focus on post-operative pain and its link to longer term...

FPM Training and Assessment Committee advertising for new members

25 Mar 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) are currently advertising for two new members. The FPMTAC make appropriate recommendations to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine with regard to training and assessment in Pain Medicine in the United...

Faculty of Pain Medicine responds to establishment of independent...

09 Mar 2019

In response to reports in the national media of the planned establishment of independent cannabinoid clinics in the UK, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine said: "The Faculty of Pain Medicine is aware that clinics are being established in the UK by companies...

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