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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...

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....

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