FPM Response to Shape of Training

The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes the Shape of Training Final Report and the potential opportunities it may bring for the development of Pain Medicine and improved pain management for patients.

Skilled pain management across inpatient and outpatient settings requires the input of those qualified in Pain Medicine and there will be an on-going need to deliver this, to include assessment of complex cases, comprehensive understanding of physiological and pharmacological processes, identification of psychological drivers and the provision of skilled interventions for long term pain problems.

The Faculty will work with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Shape of Training sponsoring board, the national training boards and the Academy of the Royal Medical Colleges to ensure that those caring for these patients are appropriately qualified and trained.

04 November 2013