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Principles for good practice issued to protect patients online

08 Nov 2019

Healthcare organisations including regulators, royal colleges and faculties, are today Friday 8 November, issuing a set of principles to help protect patient safety and welfare when accessing potentially-harmful medication online or over the phone. The jointly-agreed High...

Applications are now being accepted for 2 Essential Pain Management...

24 Oct 2019

Applications are now being accepted for 2 Essential Pain Management (EPM ) UK Regional Leads within the regions of Northern Ireland and the East Midlands.  If you would like to be considered for this vacancies, please complete and return the application form to contact@fpm.ac.uk...

Applications now open for Essential Pain Management UK Deputy...

24 Oct 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Essential Pain Management (EPM) UK Deputy Clinical Lead role.  If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please complete and return the application form to contact@fpm.ac.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019. Please click...

CPPC Publication of 2019 Pain Platform Follow Up Report

15 Oct 2019

The Faculty is pleased to note the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition's publication of Chronic Pain: Patient Voice and the NHS Long Term Plan, a Follow Up Report of the 2019 Pain Platform meeting held in the House of Lords in June 2019. We would like to thank Dr Ganesan Baranidharan...

Applications open for FPM Trainee Representative - now closed

30 Sep 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the FPM Trainee Representative role. If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please complete and return the application form to contact@fpm.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019. Please click here for an application form....

Faculty response to PHE Prescribed medicines review report

10 Sep 2019

The Faculty has responded to the Public Health England Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines: An evidence review. Please click here to view the full response.

RCoA transparency data: the cost of training

01 Sep 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) ensure that trainees, members and fellows are provided with an appropriate breakdown of costs of supporting trainees and in the provision of the examinations...

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...

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