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Joint Letter to The Times

01 Jul 2016

Sir, As healthcare leaders we agree with the strong message Sir Bruce Keogh and others have sent in stressing how much we value all of our colleagues who have moved from other countries to work in the NHS. Over the coming months, as the removal of European regulations impacting...

Joint Statement on the aftermath of the EU referendum

28 Jun 2016

Last week's EU referendum result and subsequent political and economic turmoil is momentous and will undoubtedly affect healthcare across the UK. We know there are more questions now than answers about what this will mean for the NHS and its workforce. We are all working...

BMJ article ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic...

21 Jun 2016

The Faculty welcomes the publication of the BPS part-funded study, ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies’, published in BMJ Open. This notes that chronic pain affects between one third and one half of the UK population...

EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting Good Practices

17 Jun 2016

Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of Cittadinanzattiva are launching the first “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices”. The aim is to give evidence of existing good practices in European countries in terms of the struggle against pain. The...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

15 Jun 2016

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the Pain Alliance of NI.  Although EDMs are not always debated in the house, they may receive significant coverage, including from the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

Election to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine 2016

02 Jun 2016

Notice is hereby given that an election for one vacancy on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 3 October 2016. Board vacancies There will be one vacancy in 2016.  The term of office will be six years in the first instance.  Those elected will be eligible to...

New Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Vice-Dean

24 May 2016

Dr Barry Miller has been elected as the new Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Dr John Hughes has been elected as the new Vice-Dean.  Both will start their new roles from 16th September 2016.  Statement from Dr Barry Miller: “I have been a Fellow of this Faculty since its...

Learn more about EPM Lite

16 May 2016

EPM Lite is a scaled-down version of the full EPM course, and is designed to be delivered to medical undergraduates in half a day. The course has been piloted in 9 medical schools.  You can read more about the project here. 

Proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups - NHS England

26 Apr 2016

From NHS England: The recruitment process for the new CRG chairs and request for interest in members has now started and the advert can be found on the NHS England website. This includes the CRG for Specialised Pain.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th May.