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FPM release joint Outcome Measures guidance

25 Jan 2019

The Faculty and the British Pain Society (BPS) have jointly developed a practical guidance document of outcome scales which are appropriate to pain management.   The group, Chaired by FPM Board member Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, specifically selected this set of well validated...

FPM Briefing statement on the Management of Opioid Medication

27 Nov 2018

The Faculty have released a statement to health professionals on the management of opioid medications which sets out the issues and recommendations for action. To view the full statement please click here.

NHS England Guidance on Medical Cannabis Use

01 Nov 2018

NHS England, as part of today’s announcement on medical cannabis, commissioned two pieces of interim guidance by the medical profession on its use.  The Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists were tasked with looking at its application to medicine...

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.