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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...

Faculty Responds to Research Describing Links Between NSAIDs and...

11 May 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine carefully considers all new research and its impact on safe and effective patient care. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and effective group of painkillers, and their role in short and long-term pain management is...

Trainee Essay Prize

11 May 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine will award a prize for the best essay on the subject of:  “The History of Pain Medicine” in celebration of the Faculty’s 10 year anniversary. The topic of the essay may be chosen by trainee, on any aspect of the history of acute or chronic pain...

Dean of the Faculty Discusses Opioid Painkillers with The Guardian

05 May 2017

Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine discussed prescriptions of opioid painkillers in an article in The Guardian today. You can read the article here. 

BMA and FPM guidance produced on analgesic prescribing and end of...

19 Apr 2017

The British Medical Association has released two guidance documents around the use of analgesics.  This followed a resolution passed at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting which highlighted the rising use of opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain and called for the...

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