Revalidation and CPD

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is a member of the Revalidation Committee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and also a member of the CPD Board. Further information can be found here.

Pain Medicine consultants revalidate through the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.  Revalidation is against a consultant’s current practice so if you currently undertake only Pain Medicine sessions, you will only be required to revalidate in your Pain Medicine practice, not in general anaesthetics.

The Faculty has produced The Good Pain Medicine Specialist, which contains standards for Pain Medicine specialists undertaking revalidation. 

Please click here for information on the RCoA guidelines on CPD.

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has developed topics for Level 3 of the CPD Matrix and these are shown here:
  • Care of acute, chronic and cancer pain
  • Biopsychosocial assessment of chronic pain
  • Multidisciplinary management
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Physical therapies
  • Interventional techniques
  • Psychological and rehabilitation approaches


Reflective Practice

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council, and the Medical Schools Council have jointly developed the Reflective Practitioner guidance and the Reflective Practice Toolkit