Welcome to the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of specialist medical practitioners in the management of pain in the UK. We support a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management informed by evidence-based practice and research.


Visit our open resource for all trainees providing a variety of teaching materials including case reports, journal club, recommended reading, webinars, podcasts, and other resources.

Are you currently training in Pain Medicine?
Register with us to receive our trainee newsletter and keep up to date with all training developments and events

Opioids Aware

Opioids Aware is an internationally renowned online resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain. This resource was developed in collaboration with Public Health England.

Pain touches everyone. It is a universal human experience.
Pain is one of the most common reasons to seek medical advice. e-PAIN is an interactive, multidisciplinary programme designed to help people learn and better understand pain.