• RAPM North Thames:   Dr Jeremy Weinbren
  • RAPM South Thames:  Dr Sandesha Kothari          
  • Posts available per year:  (9 in North Thames)            
  • Advertising:  Twice yearly on School, Deanery & BMJ websites
  • Application & Interview process:  Formal application & interview process


Advanced Pain Training posts are advertised twice yearly on the school, deanery and BMJ websites and trainees are appointed following a formal interview process organised by the London Deanery. Trainees must have completed Higher Pain Training by the proposed APT start date. Candidates are interviewed by two panels; one covering clinical aspects and the other covering assessments which includes a short presentation by the candidate on a pre-determined topic. Candidates are then graded, ranked and offered posts accordingly.

We look for candidates with a good CV and good communication skills who can illustrate that they are team players. We have a lot of applications from current ‘Pain Research Fellows’ for APT posts which we have encouraged provided they can commit to full time APT.

The North Thames region recently reviewed its Advanced Pain Training centres; summaries of the opportunities and facilities available in each centre can be found in the related downloads section below. 

If you are interested in pursuing training in this region and would like to speak to a previous trainee then please contact the Faculty at