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Use of placebo surgery in surgical research

03 Feb 2016

Professor Andrew Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College and an Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, represented the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists on a round-table discussion on the ethics of...

New FPM Vice-Dean

10 Jan 2016

On 11 December 2015 the Faculty of Pain Medicine inducted the new Vice-Dean, Dr Barry Miller: “I have been a Fellow of the Faculty since its creation; serving as its first RAPM (Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine) in the Greater Manchester region and becoming a founder member of...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Improving the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

20 Nov 2015

On 18 November 2015 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition came together with experts from the health sector to launch a booklet for Parliamentarians with key chronic pain facts, and bring other insights from its Affiliates. The Faculty also launched its Right Patient Right...

FPM Parliamentary meeting

17 Nov 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine ‘Right Patient Right Professional Right Time initiative’ will be launched at a Parliamentary meeting on Wednesday 18 November. At the Parliamentary meeting, the FPM will be proudly launching Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK....

Request for Commissioning Examples

09 Nov 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is looking in to the possibility of producing a document on engaging with commissioners based on reality, rather than concepts, and including personal experiences. The aim of the document would be to share lessons and experiences. To this end, we...

Bookings now open for FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials, March 2016

05 Nov 2015

FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial bookings are now open for Friday, 18 March 2016. Topics include: Examination overview Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions CRPS Neurobiology of Pain Management of Headaches Management of Cancer Pain VIVA practice To secure your space,...

'Hooked on Painkillers' - FPM response

03 Nov 2015

Last night the BBC aired a Panorama episode titled ‘Hooked on Painkillers’. This programme tracked the treatment and personal experiences of patients who were taking large daily doses of opioids as treatment for their Chronic Pain.  Dr Roger Knaggs and Dr Cathy Stannard, who...

Acute Pain Management Scientific Evidence (4th Edition)

28 Oct 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and have prepared a draft revision of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, the third edition of which was published in 2010. This will be the fourth edition of this...

Statement on Access to Palliative Care Bill

23 Oct 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine support the principles underlying the Access to Palliative Care Bill. The Bill addresses the significant variation across the country in access to palliative care services. There are excellent models across the...