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 College 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.


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. 

The section also contains list of publications of interest to pain medicine specialists

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.

Global Year Against Pain

The IASP has designated 2017 to be the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. A series of fact sheets have been developed for clinicians and health care professionals that cover specific topics related to joint pain:
1. What the Public Should Know About Pain After Surgery
2. Pain After Surgery: What Health-Care Professionals Should Know
3. Pathophysiology of Acute Postoperative Pain
4. Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Definition, Impact, and Prevention
5. Management of Postsurgical Pain in Adults
6. Behavioral Risk Factors and Interventions, Including Hypnosis, for Acute and Chronic Pain After Surgery
7. Pain After Surgery in Children and Infants
8. Management of Postsurgical Pain in Older Adults
9. Management of Postsurgical Pain in Patients Treated Preoperatively with Opioids
10. Management of Pain Related to Surgery and Procedures in Patients with Known or Suspected Cancer
11. Pain Management in Postsurgical Intensive Care
12. Acupuncture for Acute Pain After Surgery
13. Management of Patients First Presenting with Chronic Pain After Surgery
14. Using Outcomes to Improve Pain Care After Surgery: Real-Time, Short- Term, and Long-Term
A locally produced poster is available here.

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