FPM release updated Guidance on Competencies for Paediatric Pain Medicine

Published: 11/03/2020

The Faculty has released updated Guidance on Competencies for Paediatric Pain Medicine.

This document has been endorsed by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

The guidance focuses on the Pain Medicine specialist’s contribution to Paediatric Pain Medicine (PPM) and describes two levels of involvement in the practice of PPM:

  • The first level outlines the core knowledge, skills and attitudes for all anaesthetists specialising in Pain Medicine who may need to be involved with PPM. All Pain Medicine specialists need to have an understanding of this area.
  • The second level outlines the advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes required of Pain Medicine specialists who work in teams providing a paediatric pain service.

More FPM guidance can be found in our Guidelines & Publications section.