Trainee Registration

Are you a Pain Medicine trainee?

Are you new to Pain Medicine training?  Are you interested in staying connected to the latest updates on training and the wider world of Pain Medicine?

Registration with the Faculty is free and comes with many benefits

Registering with the Faculty as a Stage 3 or Stage 3 Special Interest Area (SIA) trainee will enable us to keep you up to date with all training developments and events. The trainee newsletter is only available to registered trainees.  You can opt in to having your email forwarded to the FPM Trainee Representative to include you in the Annual Trainee Survey and the Trainees' WhatsApp group.  This is an informal group for trainees to discuss training successes and voice concerns.

Registration is also open to Foundation, Stage 1, or Stage 2 trainees with an interest in Pain Medicine. 

Please complete the below form to register. If you have any queries please email 

FPM Trainee Registration Form

This form is ONLY for use by medical practitioners employed in the United Kingdom in a substantive training post in the following:

(1) Stage 3 (Higher) or Stage 3 SIA (Advanced) pain training
N.B. Trainees must have passed both the Primary and Final Fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent before undertaking Stage 3 (Higher) or Stage 3 Special Interest Area (Advanced) Pain Medicine training.

A signed letter from your Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine must be uploaded.

(2) Foundation, Stage 1 (Core) or Stage 2 (Intermediate) Training.

Registration type (tick all applicable)

If you are planning to sit the FFPMRCA exam, then you will also need to apply for the appropriate FPM membership. Please apply on our website here.

Personal details
Permanent address


Training in pain medicine

Higher training in pain medicine
Post (% not full time) Place Start Finish
Advanced training in pain medicine
Post (% not full time) Place Start Finish
The Faculty trainee representative runs a WhatsApp group for all new trainees. Please tick the below box if you give consent for your email and mobile phone details to be sent to your trainee representative.
Please sign above using your mouse or finger (if using a touchscreen device).

Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine (RAPM)

Please upload a signed letter of support from your RAPM confirming your training. This must include the following declaration:

I undertake to notify the Faculty of Pain Medicine of any change in this trainee’s programme.
Allowed types: rtf, pdf, doc, docx

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion within the Faculty, and these principles are embedded into our values and the way we work. It is for this reason that we are working hard to create and foster the proper representation of ethnic minority, gender and other groups that share protected characteristics in the work of the Faculty and wider specialty. In order to achieve this we are conducting wide-ranging projects to obtain the necessary data to underpin a strategic, supportive and open approach to EDI.

To help us do this, we encourage you to submit your ethnicity, diversity and inclusion via the My RCoA portal. This data will help us:
  • develop a more detailed picture of our membership profile so we can consider and address areas of under-representation
  • better understand the needs of our Fellows, Members and stakeholders
  • inform strategic planning and policy reform to improve equality, diversity and representation across our work
  • assess the impact of our initiatives and;
  • promote, develop and foster positive relations between different groups.
In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Faculty will always keep your information safe and stored appropriately. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details. You can request for your data to be deleted if you change your mind. The Faculty is determined to create a more inclusive environment at all levels where differences are valued and respected.


Data Protection Statement

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is part of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The following policy applies to all personal data handled by the College, including its Faculties.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is fully committed to the principles of data protection, as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018 (C.12). The RCoA relies on legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing of personal data. We process and maintain personal data about you so that we can manage your membership, provide you with appropriate products and services and share information with you about RCoA activities.

We will only use your information for the purposes as described and will not pass on your details to other third parties unless you have given us consent to do so.

We use appropriate organisational and technical measures to ensure that your data are secure and protected from loss, misuse and unauthorised access or alteration.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you have any questions about data protection or require further information, please email

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