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Change of date for the February 2020 MCQ

22 Aug 2019

Please note that the FFPMRCA MCQ which was advertised as taking place on Wednesady 5th February 2020 will now be taking place on Thursday 6th February 2020. This is due to the clash with hospital changeover.  For more information on exams please see here.

FPM/RCoA Call to Action: Perioperative Opioid Management

30 May 2019

There is increasing public and professional concern regarding the increase in opioid prescriptions in the UK, which correlates closely with an increase in opioid-related deaths (1). The scale of the opioid crisis in the USA has gained much media attention in the UK. While the...

FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for...

29 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

FPM statement on The Lancet's pain management series

12 Apr 2019

The FPM is pleased to see the timely publication of a series of articles on the problems of post-operative pain management, opioids and hyperalgesia being published from today in the Lancet https://bit.ly/2If1l4I The  focus on post-operative pain and its link to longer term...

FPM Training and Assessment Committee advertising for new members

25 Mar 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) are currently advertising for two new members. The FPMTAC make appropriate recommendations to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine with regard to training and assessment in Pain Medicine in the United...

Faculty of Pain Medicine responds to establishment of independent...

09 Mar 2019

In response to reports in the national media of the planned establishment of independent cannabinoid clinics in the UK, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine said: "The Faculty of Pain Medicine is aware that clinics are being established in the UK by companies...

FPM Deputy Education Meetings Advisor Role

27 Feb 2019

The Faculty are advertising for a Deputy Education Meetings Advisor (EMA). This role is co-opted to the FPM Professional Standards Committee (FPMPSC) and the role holder will be responsible for, along with the Lead EMA,  identifying topics, speakers and organisers for the series...

FPM release framework for pain services for cancer and life-...

25 Feb 2019

The Faculty along with the Association for Palliative Medicine, Association of Cancer Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists (Faculty of Clinical Oncology), have written a framework for pain service provisions for adults in the UK who have cancer or life-limiting...

FPM release joint Outcome Measures guidance

25 Jan 2019

The Faculty and the British Pain Society (BPS) have jointly developed a practical guidance document of outcome scales which are appropriate to pain management.   The group, Chaired by FPM Board member Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, specifically selected this set of well validated...

FPM Briefing statement on the Management of Opioid Medication

27 Nov 2018

The Faculty have released a statement to health professionals on the management of opioid medications which sets out the issues and recommendations for action. To view the full statement please click here.

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