• RAPM:  Dr Ashish Gulve
  • Posts available per year:  3
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  • Application & Interview process:  No formal interview process; currently under review.


Historically Advanced Pain Training posts have been granted on a non-competitive basis as supply and demand have been equal. Posts are usually offered in ST5 as the result of a personal approach to the RAPM.

However, it was recently agreed that future posts will be offered on a competitive interview basis which should come into effect in the next two years.

APT's exist in the southern (Middlesbrough; James Cook) and northern (Newcastle; RVI) hubs which operate independently. Learning opportunities exist in surrounding DGH's where needed. The total number of trainees ranges from 1-3 (both hubs accepting 1 trainee before a third is placed.) There is a proposal for trainees to train in acute pain medicine where historically APT posts have gone to chronic pain trainees.

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