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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.

FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial - 9th September 2016

21 Apr 2016

Bookings for the next FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials are now open. The event will be taking place at the RCoA on Friday 9th September 2016.  Lectures will include: Examination overview Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions Overview of Paediatric Pain Workshops will...

Case Reports Prize

23 Mar 2016

The Faculty will be awarding the 2016 Case Report Prize for the highest scoring case report submitted between 1st August 2015 and 31st July 2016 as a requirement of a normal Advanced Pain Training year.  The winner will receive: Free registration for the Annual Meeting,...

Opioids Aware Resource

08 Mar 2016

A resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain has been available on our website for nearly three months and has been accessed over 3,000 in just the last month. The has been developed by UK healthcare professionals and...

Online Exam Applications and Payment System

19 Feb 2016

As from 9.00 am on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 examination applicants will be able to apply for FRCA, FFICM, and FFPMRCA examinations online via OLS exams, which will be available through the relevant website. In order to use the online exam booking and payment system, exam...

A Pain Medicine view on Shape of Training and Credentialing

03 Feb 2016

The Shape of Training project was begun in the spring of 2012 with the appointment of Professor David Greenaway, but has its background in various changes in training and workforce beginning with the Calman report on education in the early 1990s; the establishment of the...

Use of placebo surgery in surgical research

03 Feb 2016

Professor Andrew Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College and an Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, represented the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists on a round-table discussion on the ethics of...

New FPM Vice-Dean

10 Jan 2016

On 11 December 2015 the Faculty of Pain Medicine inducted the new Vice-Dean, Dr Barry Miller: “I have been a Fellow of the Faculty since its creation; serving as its first RAPM (Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine) in the Greater Manchester region and becoming a founder member of...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Improving the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

20 Nov 2015

On 18 November 2015 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition came together with experts from the health sector to launch a booklet for Parliamentarians with key chronic pain facts, and bring other insights from its Affiliates. The Faculty also launched its Right Patient Right...


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