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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...

Neuraxial and regional anaesthesia devices with non-Luer connectors

21 Feb 2013

Please see below for an updated statement from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA), Regional Anaesthesia UK (RA-UK), the Association of Paediatric ...

GMC warns over doctors’ working hours

14 Feb 2013

Some doctors in training are tired and stressed because of their working patterns which could be putting patients at risk, the General Medical Council (GMC) warned today. The College would like to draw your attention to the following Press Release from the General Medical...

BPS Pain Pathways and Commissioning Roadshow dates announced

01 Feb 2013

The British Pain Society have announced the dates of their upcoming roadshow on implementing the BPS pathways and preparing for the commissioning agenda. These are: Monday, 11 March in London Tuesday, 19 March in Edinburgh Thursday, 2 May in Bristol Monday, 13 May in Manchester...

Safer prescribing guidelines issued by GMC

31 Jan 2013

New guidance for doctors on how to prescribe medicine safely has been issued by the General Medical Council (GMC). Please go to the press release on the GMC website for further information.

'Pain Less: the future of relief' exhibition now open

09 Nov 2012

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Science Museum in an exhibition entitled 'Pain Less: the future of relief'. This new exhibition is aimed at the general public, and covers the physiology and psychology of pain and current...

Election Results - Board of Pain Medicine

07 Nov 2012

The Election to the Board of Pain Medicine was held on 26 October 2012. Electoral Officer: Daniel Waeland (Faculties Manager) Vote counters: James Goodwin, Lorna McDowell, Anna Ripley, Andrea Rowe Witness: Sharon Drake (Director of Education & Research) The results are as...

Medical Education Survey

30 Oct 2012

The Ethical Standards in Health and Life Sciences Group (ESHLSG) has launched a survey to gather and analyse the views of health professionals around pharmaceutical company-supported medical education, particularly to identify areas of medical education that should be retained,...


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