Faculty of Pain Medicine

Welcome to the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of specialist medical practitioners in the management of pain in the UK. It supports a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management informed by evidence-based practice and research.

FPM news

25 Jan 2019
The Faculty and the British Pain Society (BPS)...
27 Nov 2018
The Faculty have released a statement to health...
01 Nov 2018
NHS England, as part of today’s announcement on...
16 Oct 2018
The Faculty has released a position statement on...

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is 10 years old in 2017
Information on the different routes of entry to the Faculty
Questions realating to training, the exam and membership
Faculty events and meetings of the Board and Committees
Bi-annual Newsletter of the Faculty
A portal to help trainees find their way through this website
A resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain
Courses developed to meet the training requirements for professionals working within secure environments
An initiative to engage nationally on key issues affecting pain medicine
A multi-disciplinary e-learning programme for pain
A course for lower income countries that helps to improve pain management
An initiative to introduce pain management education to medical undergraduates