The Faculty of Pain Medicine has a wide range of resources aimed primarily at its members, that is Fellows and trainees, but also available to members of the public interested in pain medicine and its practice.


The library provides 24/7 access to specialist books, journals, databases, and online resources related to pain medicine and anaesthesia, with expert staff providing services such as literature searching and article requests. A library guide specific to pain medicine can be accessed here.

The College actively encourages research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine. Each year the College reviews research applications and awards research grants to promote the advancement of the specialty.


The faculty also maintains a series of professional documents and educational documents to assist pain medicine specialists in their practice.

The faculty has developed a free Opioid Calculator smart phone application, which calculates dose equivalence of opioid analgesic medications. It has been designed for both specialist and general medical practitioners as well as for medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged ion the care of patients with persistent pain.


Examination of patients who present with pain issues

The faculty have developed some videos to help trainees develop their general physical examination skills. These videos serve as a guideline only as the content of a physical examination needs to be individualised according to different clinical scenarios. The video series includes topics on:

  • Shoulder girdle examination
  • Assessment of patient in pain
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Pain from diabetes mellitus
The videos are available in Networks.



Patient information material on aspects of interventional pain medicine has been developed for use by Fellows in the informed consent process and to provide information to patients.


The faculty By-laws, by contrast, outline the administrative and operational policies and procedures of the faculty and cover the broad range of activities for which the faculty is responsible, for example, the training program, election to fellowship, awards and scholarships and annual general meetings. 

A list of publications of interest to pain medicine specialists is published on our website.

The Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History chronicles and preserves the rich history of the faculty and profession through a physical display, online exhibitions, publications and archives.


Finally, from time to time the faculty receives notification of positions available for trainees and pain Medicine specialists which we place on the website for the convenience of our members.


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