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FPM Statement on Paediatric Pain Training

13 Nov 2013

In 2010 the Faculty published guidance on levels of competencies required for paediatric pain medicine, endorsed by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. The core competencies, for all Pain Medicine practitioners, are incorporated into the...

e-PAIN: first two modules now online

12 Nov 2013

Thousands of people are affected by acute or chronic pain every year in the UK. For some this is short term due to illness or injury, for others chronic pain is a way of life. The National Pain Audit highlighted the inconsistencies with which pain is managed across primary and...

FPM Response to Shape of Training

04 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes the Shape of Training Final Report and the potential opportunities it may bring for the development of Pain Medicine and improved pain management for patients. Skilled pain management across inpatient and outpatient settings requires the...

Survey: The Priority Setting Partnership for Osteoarthritis

18 Sep 2013

In chronic pain clinics we see many patients with chronic joint pain, and also persistent pain after joint replacement especially after total knee replacement. The Faculty of Pain Medicine have been asked to be a member of a nationally funded project seeking views on what the...

Managing Persistent Pain in Secure Settings

16 Jul 2013

Earlier this month Public Health England (PHE) published a guide for professionals working in custody settings. The aim is to support best practice in diagnosing, assessing and managing the symptoms of persistent pain among prisoners as well as discussing how this practice might...

EME Funding opportunities for research into chronic pain

15 Jul 2013

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme is seeking applications for studies into interventions to prevent or alleviate chronic pain or its complications.  These studies should have the potential to generate new knowledge which could be used in the clinical care of...

FPM Annual Meeting: Recent Advances in Pain Medicine

15 Jul 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013 at The Royal College of Anaesthetists Fee: £185 (£135 for trainees and affiliates) 5 CPD points Persistent post-surgical pain (2E01, 3E00) Dr Robert Searle, Cornwall Pain management in the Primary Care (3E00) Professor Blair Smith, Dundee Medico-...

Retraining in Pain Medicine - Faculty Statement

24 May 2013

Position statement regarding training and re-training for a consultant career post in Adult Pain Medicine with or without an Anaesthetic component   There has been some confusion regarding the situation for training, and retraining, for a CAPM (Consultant post in Anaesthesia...

Dr Kate Grady elected as Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine

16 May 2013

Dr Kate Grady has been elected as the third Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Kate is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at the University Hospital of South Manchester.  She has had a longstanding interest in the educational...

Guidance published on commissioning of local pain services

01 Mar 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has published a new guidance document entitled Local Commissioning of Specialist Services for Pain. Many specialist pain clinicians and NHS managers are involved presently in discussion with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) with respect to...

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