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Request for Commissioning Examples

09 Nov 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is looking in to the possibility of producing a document on engaging with commissioners based on reality, rather than concepts, and including personal experiences. The aim of the document would be to share lessons and experiences. To this end, we...

Bookings now open for FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials, March 2016

05 Nov 2015

FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial bookings are now open for Friday, 18 March 2016. Topics include: Examination overview Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions CRPS Neurobiology of Pain Management of Headaches Management of Cancer Pain VIVA practice To secure your space,...

'Hooked on Painkillers' - FPM response

03 Nov 2015

Last night the BBC aired a Panorama episode titled ‘Hooked on Painkillers’. This programme tracked the treatment and personal experiences of patients who were taking large daily doses of opioids as treatment for their Chronic Pain.  Dr Roger Knaggs and Dr Cathy Stannard, who...

Acute Pain Management Scientific Evidence (4th Edition)

28 Oct 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and have prepared a draft revision of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, the third edition of which was published in 2010. This will be the fourth edition of this...

Statement on Access to Palliative Care Bill

23 Oct 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine support the principles underlying the Access to Palliative Care Bill. The Bill addresses the significant variation across the country in access to palliative care services. There are excellent models across the...

BMA Research Grants 2016

22 Oct 2015

The British Medical Association is providing funding for a variety of different subject areas. Applications will open on the BMA website on 8 December 2015. For further information about the grants available, please click here.  

Trainee support statement

29 Sep 2015

Dear Colleagues, It has been a difficult couple of weeks for doctors in training, in particular those working in the acute specialties. The RCoA, FICM and the AAGBI agree it is crucial that trainees are, and feel, supported. Trainees are essential to the on-going safe delivery...

UK Pain Messages

25 Sep 2015

There are a large number of facts and figures on Chronic Pain being used by a variety of organisations. The Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Chronic Pain Lead, the British Pain Society, the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Pain UK have come...

Royal College leaders express concern on junior doctor contract...

25 Sep 2015

Following the joint RCoA and FICM statement expressing concerns over the proposed trainee contract, the RCoA President, Dr Liam Brennan, and 13 leaders of other Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties wrote to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warning of the impact of the proposed...

Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain wins the BMA Medical...

04 Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce that Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain has been awarded the BMA Medical Book of the Year 2015, having been selected from 630 books judged in 20 medical categories. The award is made to the publication which is deemed to best fulfil the...

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