• RAPM:  Dr Sonia Pierce
  • Posts available per year:  2-3
  • Advertising:  In region
  • Application & Interview process: Submission of CV and Interview

Trainees with an interest in Advanced Pain Training are directed to the RAPM who encourages them to meet with the LPMESs in the area of Wales they are considering training. We have two rotations based in South East Wales (split between Cardiff and Newport) and one based in North Wales (with attachments to some specialised centres in Liverpool).

Trainees are asked to submit a CV and a short interview is conducted before the RAPM and relevant LPMES meet to discuss the candidates suitability and, if appropriate, the post is offered. Up to three trainees can be appointed per year. We have never advertised externally.

The RAPM works closely with the Head of School of Anaesthesia/Regional Adviser and Programme Director to ensure the higher pain training module can be built early into a trainee’s rotation. There are numerous opportunities for trainees to find out about APT. The Welsh School of Anaesthesia website has further details and all trainees about to enter ST5 attend an Annual Study Day where they learn about a variety of advanced training opportunities including Higher and Advanced Pain Training. We hold two annual all Wales Pain Medicine Training days open to anaesthetic trainees in Wales, one in South and one in North Wales, giving further opportunity for trainees to meet the RAPM and / or LPMESs. 

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