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Pregabalin and gabapentin: advice for prescribers on the risk of...

17 Dec 2014

PHE and NHS England have published an expert group’s advice for prescribers on the risk of misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin, and suggestions for a balanced and rational use of these medicines. The advice will be of use to local healthcare providers and clinicians. The...

Survey: Children with Chronic Pain

10 Dec 2014

The British Pain Society’s Pain in Children Special Interest Group is carrying out a survey to explore current practices in relation to the treatment offered to children with chronic pain in the UK. Research would suggest that there are many more children with chronic pain than...

Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Election Results 2014

14 Nov 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 31 October 2014.  There were three seats open on the Faculty Board and five candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Miller, Barry...

e-PAIN Update: New Modules Online

01 Oct 2014

There are two new modules available to access on e-PAIN. Module 08.2: Paediatric Pain aims to highlight the differences between adult and paediatric pain as well as teaching healthcare professionals about the assessment of pain in children. There are also sessions specific to...

FPM Patient Information Leaflets

24 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced patient information leaflets on medications commonly used to treat persistent pain. The first five provide basic information on amitriptyline, nortriptyline, pregabalin, gabapentin and duloxetine. They were created with the help of...

e-PAIN Update: New Sessions and eLibrary now online

16 Jun 2014

There are several new sessions now available to access on e-PAIN including sessions on: Acute Pain Neuropathic Pain Pain in Pregnancy Pain in Older People Cancer Pain A full list of modules and sessions can be found here. In addition the e-PAIN eLibrary module contains Pain...

Response to BMJ article on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

06 Jun 2014

The FPM together with CRPS Guideline Group, British Pain Society, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Royal College of General Practitioners Chronic Pain Lead have produced a response to Dr Chris Bass’s personal view article in the BMJ ‘Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Medicalises...

Fifth Edition of the Gold Guide published

29 May 2014

The fifth edition of the Gold Guide has been published by UKFPO and can be downloaded here » This fifth edition of the Gold Guide sets out the arrangements agreed by the four UK Health Departments for specialty training programmes. It is maintained by the four UK Health...

Good Practice Guidelines for Medial Branch Blocks and RF

23 May 2014

The British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine have published a guidance document on the ‘Standards of good practice for medial branch block injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain.’ The document can be found here.

FFPMRCA Examinership and Question Writer Vacancies

25 Apr 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine invites applications for three vacancies for the position of examination question writer and two vacancies on the FPM Board of Examiners. Those recruited as FFPMRCA Examiners will have an active involvement in examining in the FPMRCA SOE and OSCE...

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