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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – 8th October 2016

04 Oct 2016

The Faculty of Pain Medicine supports World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, this Saturday 8th October, which raises awareness and understanding of the needs of people living with a life limiting illness and their families. This year the theme is ‘Living & Dying in Pain: It...

Professor Alastair Spence celebration meeting, October 2016

03 Oct 2016

Professor Alastair Spence was Professor of Anaesthesia in Glasgow (1978–1984) and Edinburgh (1984–1998), and President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists from 1991–1994. Alastair died in late 2015, and the Edinburgh University Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and...

Safeguarding children in theatre – a new resource for anaesthetists

29 Sep 2016

All healthcare professionals have a responsibility to ensure the safety of children under their care and to act if they have any safeguarding (child protection) concerns. Safeguarding children is a complex area of practice and one that those who work outside of paediatrics find...

RCoA consultation response on long-term sustainability of the NHS

27 Sep 2016

The RCoA has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the House of Lords select committee inquiry on the long-term sustainability of the NHS, which aims to explore what the future of the NHS will look like. Within this response, the College highlights the need for increased NHS...

Biographies of the New Faculty Dean and Vice-Dean

26 Sep 2016

Following election earlier in the year, Dr Barry Miller became the new Dean and Dr John Hughes became the new Vice-Dean at the Board meeting on 16th September 2016.  Find out some more about them in these two short biographies. Dr Barry Miller, Dean Barry is a Consultant in Pain...

RCoA President elected vice-chair of AoMRC Council

21 Sep 2016

Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, has been elected vice-chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council. Having served the RCoA in various capacities before his election to RCoA Council in 2010, Dr Brennan chaired the Examinations, Training...

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is now on Twitter!

19 Sep 2016

The Faculty is now on Twitter, please follow us at:  https://twitter.com/FacultyPainMed  Spread the word by letting your colleagues know!

Anaesthetists and surgeons reach agreement on front of neck...

19 Sep 2016

A new research paper1, jointly published today by the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Otolaryngology, recommends the scalpel-bougie cricothyroidotomy technique2 as the most efficient and reliable method of obtaining emergency front of neck access to the trachea in a...

New Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Vice Dean

16 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Dr Barry Miller and Dr John Hughes, the Faculty's new Dean and Vice Dean. The Faculty would also like to thank Dr Kate Grady for all her hard work as Dean and for contributing greatly to the development of the Faculty.        

Seasonal flu vaccination 2016/17

13 Sep 2016

The Chief Medical Officer has written to Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to encourage Members and Fellows to get vaccinated against influenza.   Preliminary data from Public Health England on flu vaccine in the most recent season (2015-16)...


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