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Mr Nigel Fidgeon will be the new chief executive officer of ANZCA. He is an experienced CEO and senior executive at health services and hospitals in Victoria.
The Victorian real-time prescription monitoring system, SafeScript, is now live, with its use to be mandatory for prescribers and pharmacists from April 2020.
 
The library have designed a drug information guide for pain specialists interested in obtaining drug information about medications, anaesthetics and analgesics.
FPM has joined with the Australian Pain Society to welcome the release of the National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management.
Congratulations to FPM fellows, Dr Lindy Roberts, Dr George Merridew and Professor Maree Smith on being recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours list.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Problems (ICD-11).
We have finalised our Position Statement on Procedures in Pain Medicine, following the completion of the pilot period.
Our online learning mentoring course is now available on Networks, providing a training framework for mentors in anaesthesia and pain medicine.
We are pleased to announce the following fellows have been successful at the 2019 FPM Board election, and we extend our congratulations.
The faculty attended the launch of Painaustralia’s Cost of Pain in Australia report at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday April 4. 
A faculty-commissioned report into the ballooning cost of chronic pain highlights the need for a national pain strategy in New Zealand.
Chronic pain costs New Zealand more than diabetes or dementia, according to a new report commissioned by the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
We are seeking expressions of interest from fellows to review the guideline Use of “off label” or drugs beyond licence in pain medicine .
Faculty trainees and supervisors of training can now edit the in-training assessment (ITA) form electronically. 
Join the faculty in participating and promoting the Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable from now until December 31, 2019. 
ANZCA fellow Dr Richard "Harry" Harris has been named joint Australian of the Year while former FPM deans Penny Briscoe and Milton Cohen have been recognised.
We've developed a new emergency response standard on acute severe behavioural disturbance for the adult patient specifically for faculty fellows for 2019.
Victorian fellows can register with SafeScript and log onto a secure webportal to review patients' prescribing and dispensing monitored medications data.
Your feedback will help inform our position and strategy around the safe and appropriate use of opioids for people with chronic pain.
You have until January to have your say on a new pilot policy around the review and development of professional documents.
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