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

08 Nov 2019
Healthcare organisations including regulators,...
24 Oct 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the...
15 Oct 2019
The Faculty is pleased to note the Chronic Pain...

Information on the different routes of entry to the Faculty
A resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain
Faculty events and meetings of the Board and Committees
Information on the Faculty’s mentoring and buddying scheme
Bi-annual Newsletter of the Faculty
A portal to help trainees find their way through this website
Courses developed to meet the training requirements for professionals working within secure environments
An initiative to engage nationally on key issues affecting pain medicine
Questions realating to training, the exam and membership
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