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Faculty expresses concerns about the misuse of pain scoring systems...

12 Apr 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine read with interest the recent HSJ article on the use of pain scores to restrict access to hip and knee surgery.  We are concerned by any misuse of clinical scoring systems for the apparent purposes of rationing services, especially where the...

The Faculty's Statement on NHS England’s Five Year Forward...

29 Mar 2017

In response to media reports announcing details of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Faculty of Pain Medicine is deeply concerned by reports of plans to remove patient...

The Faculty Comments on the Recent Meta-Analysis on NSAIDS

03 Feb 2017

The recent meta-analysis[1] widely reported today[2,3] suggests that Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as with Paracetamol reviewed before, have a limited benefit that may not be clinically significant for spinal pain.  Given the recent NICE guidelines supporting...

EPM Lite Update in The Bulletin

19 Jan 2017

Dr Mike O'Connor, EPM (Essential Pain Management) Lite Lead, has provided an update on EPM Lite in the January 2017 edition of The Bulletin.  Read the article by clicking here. If you wish to learn more about EPM Lite you can also visit our webpage. 

'Diversion and Illicit Supply of Medicines' report from...

20 Dec 2016

The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes the report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on Diversion and Illicit Supply of Medicines.   The report, contributed to by the Faculty through consultation in 2014, includes reference to the Faculty and PHE online resource...

FPM response to NICE Low Back Pain and Sciatica

30 Nov 2016

We welcome the new NICE guidelines on the management of non-specific low back pain and sciatica, and hope that this will clarify and streamline both the timeliness and treatment options most likely to provide benefit for the majority of sufferers.  However, these are often...

Scottish FFPMRCA Preparation Course - March 2017

30 Nov 2016

A three day FFPMRCA Examination Prep Course will be hosted at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on 13th - 15th March 2017.  You will need to secure your place with the East of Scotland RAPM, Dr Gail Gillespie. Further details can be found here. 

BMA Foundation for Medical Research Grant 2017

03 Nov 2016

The 2017 BMA foundation for medical research grants will open for applications on the BMA website from 5 December 2016. The BMA provide approximately £500,000 of research funding annually, this year across 11 different grants. Funding areas range from heart disease to...

Book now for FFPMRCA Examination Tutorials - 3rd March 2017

31 Oct 2016

Bookings for the next FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial are now open. The event will be taking place on Friday 3rd March 2017 and topics include: Examination overview CRPS Neurobiology of Pain Management of Headaches VIVA practice Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions Secure...

Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Election Results 2016

05 Oct 2016

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 3 October 2016.  There was one seat open on the Faculty Board and six candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Gupta, Sanjeeva 79...

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