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Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

Election to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine 2016

02 Jun 2016

Notice is hereby given that an election for one vacancy on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 3 October 2016. Board vacancies There will be one vacancy in 2016.  The term of office will be six years in the first instance.  Those elected will be eligible to...

New Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Vice-Dean

24 May 2016

Dr Barry Miller has been elected as the new Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Dr John Hughes has been elected as the new Vice-Dean.  Both will start their new roles from 16th September 2016.  Statement from Dr Barry Miller: “I have been a Fellow of this Faculty since its...

Learn more about EPM Lite

16 May 2016

EPM Lite is a scaled-down version of the full EPM course, and is designed to be delivered to medical undergraduates in half a day. The course has been piloted in 9 medical schools.  You can read more about the project here. 

Proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups - NHS England

26 Apr 2016

From NHS England: The recruitment process for the new CRG chairs and request for interest in members has now started and the advert can be found on the NHS England website. This includes the CRG for Specialised Pain.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th May.

FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial - 9th September 2016

21 Apr 2016

Bookings for the next FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials are now open. The event will be taking place at the RCoA on Friday 9th September 2016.  Lectures will include: Examination overview Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions Overview of Paediatric Pain Workshops will...

Case Reports Prize

23 Mar 2016

The Faculty will be awarding the 2016 Case Report Prize for the highest scoring case report submitted between 1st August 2015 and 31st July 2016 as a requirement of a normal Advanced Pain Training year.  The winner will receive: Free registration for the Annual Meeting,...

Opioids Aware Resource

08 Mar 2016

A resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain has been available on our website for nearly three months and has been accessed over 3,000 in just the last month. The has been developed by UK healthcare professionals and...

Online Exam Applications and Payment System

19 Feb 2016

As from 9.00 am on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 examination applicants will be able to apply for FRCA, FFICM, and FFPMRCA examinations online via OLS exams, which will be available through the relevant website. In order to use the online exam booking and payment system, exam...

A Pain Medicine view on Shape of Training and Credentialing

03 Feb 2016

The Shape of Training project was begun in the spring of 2012 with the appointment of Professor David Greenaway, but has its background in various changes in training and workforce beginning with the Calman report on education in the early 1990s; the establishment of the...