The Faculty of Pain Medicine and British Pain Society both have concerns over recently published NICE guidance on ‘Managing low back pain and sciatica’
The FPM, in collaboration with the BPS, would like to acknowledge those who have been unable to access pain services during the pandemic and assure you that we are working hard to ensure these services can safely resume.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote during the FPM Board Elections. The Faculty would like to congratulate those who were newly elected and re-elected. We would also like to thank the candidates who were unsuccessful on this occasion, we hope you will stand again in the future and continue to support the Faculty.
The Faculty has significant concerns with this set of draft guidelines in their current form, and we have published our response outlining these concerns.
The FPM/RCoA Opioid Prescribing Project Working Party are pleased to release, ‘Surgery & Opioids: Best Practice Guidelines 2020' for open consultation. This document has been developed by a multidisciplinary working party and we would now like to seek wider views on the final draft.
The Faculty, alongside the RCoA, AoA, RPS, RCN, SBNS and APAGBI, have published updated guidance on Best Practice in the Management of Epidural Analgesia in the Hospital Setting.