Welcome to the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of specialist medical practitioners in the management of pain in the UK. We support a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management informed by evidence-based practice and research.

Evolving challenges in delivering a pain service during the COVID-19 pandemic

We've developed a live resource which captures key challenges, relevant guidance and information to support local decision-making for pain services during COVID-19.

Essential Pain Management UK

EPM provides a simple structure to teach the complex subject of pain.

  • Recognise
  • Assess
  • Treat

Since 2014, we have been using the EPM structure in the UK as a mechanism for training medical students, post-graduate doctors and a variety of allied healthcare professionals in pain management.

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Opioids Aware

Opioids Aware is an internationally renowned online resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain. This resource was developed in collaboration with Public Health England.

Pain touches everyone.

It is a universal human experience and one of the most common reasons to seek medical advice.

e-PAIN is an interactive, multidisciplinary programme designed to help people learn and better understand pain.