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NICE clinical guideline 88: Low back pain

14 Nov 2011

Low back pain: early management of persistent non-specific low back pain The development of this NICE clinical guideline on low back pain began before the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists was established in April 2007. The Royal College of...

Update – Case Reports

01 Feb 2011

Doctors starting their Advanced Pain Training (APT) from 1 February 2011 will be required to take the FFPMRCA Examination in addition to achieving the competencies of their APT.  As the Examination will act as an important assessment milestone, these doctors will only be...

New FPM Board Members elected

03 Nov 2010

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine via a postal vote, the successful candidates were Dr Beverley Collett and Dr Stephen Ward. The results in full were as follows: Candidate Votes COLLETT, Beverly  91 WARD, Stephen 52 JOHNSON, Tim 49...

For the attention of RAPMs!

01 Apr 2010

From April 2010, all completed Case Reports produced by Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine (RAPM) should be forwarded to Daniel Waeland at the Faculty of Pain Medicine (dwaeland@rcoa.ac.uk). As agreed at the RAPM Meeting, all case reports will be subject to cross-marking in...

Standards for Revalidation of Doctors in Pain Medicine

01 Feb 2010

The Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine has established a sub-group to consider the issue of revalidation in Pain Medicine. The practice of Pain Medicine differs from that of anaesthesia in significant ways; however many doctors practice both anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and...

Opioids for persistent pain: good practice

01 Jan 2010

A consensus statement prepared on behalf of the British Pain Society, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Addictions, Royal College of Psychiatrists...more »

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