Basic & Intermediate Pain Training

  • Basic Pain Training is a compulsory area of training during the early stages of the Anaesthetic CCT. The aims are to ensure trainees are competent in the assessment and effective management and of acute post-operative and acute non post-operative pain. They should also have the necessary knowledge to provide a basic understanding of the management of chronic pain in adults.


  •  Intermediate Pain Training is also another compulsory area of training in the Anaesthetic CCT and aims to build on the competencies gained during Basic Pain Training. The trainees should become fully competent in the assessment and management of acute surgical, non-surgical and acute on chronic pain in most patient groups and in most circumstances. Trainees should have a knowledge of the assessment, management and wider treatment for chronic and cancer pain patients as well as the need for multi-professional input in such cases. Trainees should also be an effective member of the acute pain team.
    Please click here for the Intermediate Training in Pain Medicine leaflet.
    A guide for trainers providing Intermediate Training can be found here.


Click here to view the 2010 CCT in Anaesthetics curriculum & Annex B - Basic Level Training
Click here to view the 2010 CCT in Anaesthetics curriculum & Annex C - Intermediate Level Training
Click here for a full list of Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine
Click here for more information and to download the FPM Logbook