This guidance is for pain management units or training programmes that wish to provide Stage 3 and Stage 3 Special Interest Area (SIA) training of anaesthetists in Pain Medicine. These standards must be applied in accordance with the criteria for competency based training as published in the current version of CCT in Anaesthetics.
It is essential that the arrangements for those trainees seeking Stage 3 SIA training do not detract from the training in Pain Medicine that must be provided for all trainee anaesthetists at various times in their training. Interpretation of these recommendations should be supplemented by advice from the Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine (RAPM). The administrative department of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) will be happy to advise and clarify any circumstances not addressed by this guidance.