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Faculty of Pain Medicine release three new guidance documents

14 Feb 2018

The Faculty has released three new guidance documents. Standards for the Members of the Faculty of Pain Medicine for Training and Administration of Pain Interventions by non-medical practioners; Driving and Pain guidance for Faculty of Pain Medicine Members; and Driving and Pain...

Faculty of Pain/British Pain Society consensus statement on the use...

11 Jan 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine and the British Pain Society have released a joint statement on this important topic. There has been international debate relating to the use of corticosteroids for neuraxial interventions. This has included the publication of conflicting...

Dean of the Faculty discusses prescription opioid misuse in the...

22 Nov 2017

Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, discussed prescription opioid misue in the UK in the Pharmaceutical Journal. You can read the article here

The Faculty welcomes Science, skills and safety: a framework for...

13 Nov 2017

This important framework, started initially by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, developed into a wider project benefiting from the inclusion of intensive care and the lessons Pain Medicine has learned from Essential Pain Management UK  .  EPM UK is now established in almost a...

FPM Trainee Poster Presentation

09 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine are giving trainees the opportunity to showcase their hard work at the 10th Annual Meeting on 1st December 2017.  If you have worked on a research, audit or survey project we are welcoming you to submit a poster abstract for the chance to have your...

FPM Trainee Representative Election 2017

04 Oct 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the FPM Trainee Representative election. If you would like to stand as a candidate for this vacancy, please complete and return the application form to fpm@rcoa.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 23rd October 2017.   Please click here for an...

Trainee ‘The history of pain medicine’ essay prize winner

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Walton ST6, Anaesthesia & Advanced Pain Medicine, North West Deanery who won the £250 prize for his ‘History of Pain Medicine’ essay ‘The Masked Marvel'. An abstract of Dr Walton’s winning essay will feature in the autumn edition of Transmitter....

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...

RCoA transparency data: the cost of training

01 Aug 2017

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...

Launch of Core Standards for Pain Medicine Services (CSPMS) Gap...

31 May 2017

Following feedback received since the launch of Core Standards for Pain Medicine Services, a need for a Gap Analysis Questionnaire was recognised and this tool is now available on the Faculty of Pain Medicine website.  This is aimed at allowing clinicians/ pain units to assess...

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