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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,...

FPM Board election candidates

05 Oct 2012

There are nine candidates for the FPM Board election:  Ganesan Baranidharan John Goddard Gareth Greenslade Dalvina Hanu-Cernat John Hughes Tzvetanka Marinova Ivanova Andrew Lawson Barry Miller Roger Okell Ballot papers have been sent to all FPM Fellows and all votes must be...

Smartphone HanDBase version of the Pain Logbook is now available

05 Sep 2012

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is happy to announce that the smartphone HanDBase version of the logbook for Pain Medicine is now available.  Please click here for further information.

Bupa funding for injections carried out by pain medicine consultants

21 Aug 2012

Following meetings with clinicians representing the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the British Pain Society, Bupa will now fund spinal injections carried out by Fellows of the...