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FFPMRCA Examination Regulations and Appeals

03 Apr 2012

Please note that the FFPMRCA Regulations were updated in March 2012 to include Eligibilty for the FFPMRCA (see section, 5.1.3).

The Good Pain Medicine Specialist

22 Feb 2012

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced a guidance document on standards for Revalidation of specialists in pain medicine.

FFPMRCA Examination Tutorial Series

31 Jan 2012

The FPM are developing a two-day Examination Tutorial Series for trainees that will include tutorials each day covering ...more »

FFPMRCA Exam Questions are now available!

05 Jan 2012

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) is pleased to announce its examination for the award of the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) ...more »  

FPM response to the AMRC call for comments on the NICE Quality...

05 Dec 2011

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists and British Pain Society have discussed with the Department of Health the adoption of pain relief as a Quality Standard on a number of occasions.  As yet, pain relief has not been adopted as either a published NICE ...

NICE clinical guideline 88: Low back pain

14 Nov 2011

Low back pain: early management of persistent non-specific low back pain The development of this NICE clinical guideline on low back pain began before the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists was established in April 2007. The Royal College of...

Update – Case Reports

01 Feb 2011

Doctors starting their Advanced Pain Training (APT) from 1 February 2011 will be required to take the FFPMRCA Examination in addition to achieving the competencies of their APT.  As the Examination will act as an important assessment milestone, these doctors will only be...

New FPM Board Members elected

03 Nov 2010

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine via a postal vote, the successful candidates were Dr Beverley Collett and Dr Stephen Ward. The results in full were as follows: Candidate Votes COLLETT, Beverly  91 WARD, Stephen 52 JOHNSON, Tim 49...

For the attention of RAPMs!

01 Apr 2010

From April 2010, all completed Case Reports produced by Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine (RAPM) should be forwarded to Daniel Waeland at the Faculty of Pain Medicine (dwaeland@rcoa.ac.uk). As agreed at the RAPM Meeting, all case reports will be subject to cross-marking in...

Standards for Revalidation of Doctors in Pain Medicine

01 Feb 2010

The Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine has established a sub-group to consider the issue of revalidation in Pain Medicine. The practice of Pain Medicine differs from that of anaesthesia in significant ways; however many doctors practice both anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and...