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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...

Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK

28 Aug 2015

Over the last 12 months the Faculty of Pain Medicine has been developing a definitive reference source for how Pain Management Services should be delivered and developed in the UK. The draft version of Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK (CSPMS UK) is now...

The importance of Acute Pain Medicine

28 Aug 2015

Dr Mark Rockett (Acute Pain Medicine consultant and FFPMRCA Examiner) chaired his first meeting of the Acute Pain Medicine Working Party in June.  The Working Party has been tasked with looking at the full range of activities the Faculty undertakes: training, standards,...

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership:...

23 Aug 2015

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is an initiative commissioned by the NIAA to identify important topics for future research and help direct the future research agenda. A summary of the findings and questions can be found here including...

2015 Trainee Publication Prize Submissions Now Open!

14 Aug 2015

The Faculty have now opened the 2015 Trainee Publication prize for submissions. The winner will receive: The opportunity to give a short presentation on their paper at the Third Annual Meeting of Fellows and Members of the Faculty on 27 November 2015. Free registration for the...

NICE – Improving Supportive and Palliative Care Guideline

12 Aug 2015

NICE is advertising for the role of Chair for the guideline entitled: Improving Supportive and Palliative Care (including service delivery).  Further details about the role can be found on the NICE website. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2015. Please note that...

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