FPM10 - Monthly updates


Throughout 2017, the Faculty is going to be releasing monthly updates which will dedicate themselves one by one to the main areas of focus of the Faculty and its future strategic plan.


FPM10 was launched in January and we released a timeline highlighting the work undertaken by the Faculty since its launch in 2007. You can find the timeline here.


February is focussing on the popular educational meetings programme run by the Faculty.  Please click on the image below to find out more:



This month we are focussing on the amazing Essential Pain Management Programme (EPM) which the Faculty runs in developing countries to improve pain management by training local health workers. Please click on the image below to find out more:



This month we are looking at the FFPMRCA exam. As well as celebrating the 10th year of the Faculty, in April we had the 10th sitting of the exam. Thank you to all those who worked hard to get the exam established and who maintain the high standards for both the examiners and the candidates. The examination standard befits the stated aim:  “The examination will be designed and conducted in accordance with the highest standards and further raise standards of Pain Medicine in the UK.”  Please click here to find out more information.



This month we are focussing on Core Standards for Pain Medicine Services (CSPMS), the FPM's collaborative multidisciplinary publication providing a robust reference source for the planning and delivery of Pain Management Services in the United Kingdom, which was launched in 2015.  This month we have launched the CSPMS Gap Analysis Questionnaire, aimed at allowing clinicians/pain units to assess on how closely their institution adheres to the Core Standards published in CSPMS.  Please click on the picture below to find out more:



This month we are looking at Faculty initiatives related to public health which includes Opioids Aware and Pain in Secure Environments.  Please click here to find out more.



In this month's update, we are looking at the Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine (RAPMs), the Local Pain Medicine Educational Supervisors (LPMESs) and how they feed into Quality relating to training in the regions.

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The Faculty has various ways to communicate and engage with our members: via the website, email communications, Twitter and Transmitter. Please click here to find out more information.



The FPM provides guidance on all stages of a Pain Medicine clinican's career. The Faculty also focuses on issues surround workforce. This month's update focuses on these two areas, please click here to find out more.



The October update focusses on the Parliamentary Reception held on 25th October with the BPS and CPPC. Click here to find out how it went.



This is our last FPM10 update. Thank you to all of our members for your support over the years. As well as 'Buisness as Usual' - which keeps us busy enough, we have progressed some work areas and created some new projects over the course of the year. Please click here for our last update and roundup of the year.